NITROETHANEPEROXOATE* - (2278-22-0)

Introduction

Name: nitroethaneperoxoate*; peroxyacetyl nitrate; PAN; ethanoic nitric peroxyanhydride; α-oxoethylperoxylnitrate
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 2278-22-0
Chemical Formula: C2H3NO5
Molar Mass: 121.04892 g
Mass Percent: C 19.844 %; H 2.4980 %; N 11.571 %; O 66.086 % 

Classification

• organic • ester

Uses/Function

• "...an objectionable compound in photochemical smog" 1

Bonding

Double Bonds: 2
Triple Bonds: 0
Sigma Bonds: 10
Pi Bonds: 2
Total: 12
Carboxyl Groups: 0
Hydroxyl Groups: 0
Hybridization: double bonded carbon, oxygens, and nitrogen are sp2; single bonded carbon and oxygens are sp3

For More Information

Sources

(1) - Kotz, John C. and Purcell, Keith F. Chemlstry and Chemlcal Reactivity, 2nd ed.; CBS College Publishing: New York. NY, 1987; p 98.