NITROMETHANE - (75-52-5)

Introduction

Name: nitromethane; nitrocarbol
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 75-52-5
Chemical Formula: CH3NO2
Molar Mass: 61.04002 g
Mass Percent: C 19.676 %; H 4.9538 %; N 22.946 %; O 52.422 % 

Classification

• organic

Uses/Function

• "Rocket fuel; solvent for zein. Used in the coating industry." 1

Physical Properties


Boiling Point:*
101°C 2 = 374.15 K = 213.8°F

* - 1 atm pressure

Bonding

For More Information

Sources

(1) - The Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, and Biologicals, 13th ed.; Budavari, S.; O'Neil, M.J.; Smith, A.; Heckelman, P. E.; Kinneary, J. F., Eds.; Merck & Co.: Whitehouse Station, NJ, 2001; entry 6644.
(2) - Shriner, Ralph L., Fuson, Reynold C., and Curtin, David Y. The Systematic Identification of Organic Compounds, 4th ed.; John Wiley & Sons: New York, 1962; p 322.