Definition of Nitromethane

1. n. A nitro derivative of methane obtained as a mobile liquid; -- called also nitrocarbol.



Definition of Nitromethane

1. Noun. a colourless oily liquid used in organic synthesis, and as a fuel for rockets, racing cars and model aircraft ¹

2. Noun. (chemistry) the simplest nitroparaffin, CH3NO2 ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nitromethane

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Medical Definition of Nitromethane

1. A nitro derivative of methane obtained as a mobile liquid. Synonym: nitrocarbol. Origin: Nitro- + methane. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nitromethane

nitroindoline
nitrokeg
nitrokegs
nitrol
nitroleum
nitrolic
nitrolic acid
nitrols
nitrolysis
nitromagnesite
nitromagnesites
nitromannitol
nitromersol
nitrometer
nitrometers
nitromethane (current term)
nitromethanes
nitromethyl
nitromethyls
nitromifene
nitromuriatic
nitron
nitronate
nitrone
nitrones
nitronic
nitronic acid
nitronium
nitroniums
nitroolefin

Literary usage of Nitromethane

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1. Introduction to the Study of Organic Chemistry by Adolf Pinner (1882)
"... the nitro-compounds of methane we shall consider the following : nitromethane, CH3~N02, is formed by the action of silver nitrite on methyl iodide. ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"Direct Kinetic Study of the Nitration of 1-NO, and l-NCW» Parallel kinetic runs in nitromethane solvent were conducted with the normal and deuterated ..."

3. Victor Von Richter's Organic Chemistry; Or, Chemistry of the Carbon by Victor von Richter, Richard Anschütz, Georg Schroeter (1899)
"The deportment of phenyl nitromethane renders this view probable ; it occurs ... Kor nitromethane we have the choice between the following formulas (compare ..."

4. Technical Reports and Scientific Papers by Imperial Institute (Great Britain), Frederick Augustus Abel (1903)
"In the present paper an account is given of the mode of action of alkalis on nitromethane and on secondary nitropropane, whilst what we believe to be a ..."

5. Theories of Organic Chemistry by Ferdinand August Karl Henrich (1922)
"In an effort to solve this problem in the case of m-nitrophenyl- nitromethane AF Holleman l conceived the idea of applying conductivity measurements. ..."

6. Elements of Modern Chemistry by Charles Adolphe Wurtz (1879)
"nitromethane is clearly distinguished from methyl nitrite by the following property ... acid is prepared by dissolving 5 grammes of nitromethane in water, ..."

7. The Chemical Synthesis of Vital Products and the Interrelations Between by Raphael Meldola (1904)
"nitromethane gives glycerol as below under L. [L.] From methyl alcohol [13] and formic aldehyde [91] by converting the alcohol into methyl iodide and ..."

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