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75-52-5 - Nitromethane, 98+% - A11806 - Alfa Aesar

A11806 Nitromethane, 98+%

CAS Number
75-52-5
Synonyms

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
100g 26.38
500g 54.96
2500g 116.56
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Nitromethane, 98+%

MDL
MFCD00007400
EINECS
200-876-6

Chemical Properties

Formula
CH3NO2
Formula Weight
61.04
Melting point
-29°
Boiling Point
101°
Flash Point
35°(95°F)
Density
1.130
Refractive Index
1.3820
Solubility
Miscible with ethanol, ethyl ether, acetone, carbon tetrachloride and alkali. Slightly miscible with water.

Applications

Nitromethane is used as a stabilizer of halogenated organic solvents, rocket and racing fuel and a chemical intermediate. It is also used as a solvent for cyanoacrylate adhesives, polymers and waxes. It serves as a Michael donor, adding to alfa,beta-unsaturated carbonyl compounds through 1,4-addition in the Michael reaction. It acts as a solvent used for extractions, reaction medium and as a cleaning solvent. Further, it is used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, explosives, fibers and coatings.

Notes

Incompatible with amines, strong acids, strong bases, strong oxidizing agents, strong reducing agents and copper

Literature References

For conditions for the Henry (nitro-aldol) condensation of nitroalkanes with carbonyl compounds, see 1-Nitropropane, A11975 . In the Tiffeneau-Demjanov ring expansion of ketones, the nitro aldol is reduced to the ß-hydroxyamine before diazotization; see, e.g. (cyclohexanone to cycloheptanone): Org. Synth. Coll., 4, 221 (1963); review: Org. React., 11, 157 (1960).

For a review of the use of nitro compounds as alkyl anion synthons, including methods for removing the nitro group from the resulting carbon skeletons, see: Synthesis, 833 (1988).

For reaction with TosMIC adducts to give pyrroles, see p-Toluenesulfonyl­methyl­ isocyanide, A14312 .

For a brief feature on uses of this reagent in Organic synthesis, see: Synlett, 1174 (2007).

Brequigny, P.; Dayma, G.; Halter, F.; Mounaïm-Rousselle, C.; Dubois, T.; Dagaut, P. Laminar burning velocities of premixed nitromethane/air flames: An experimental and kinetic modeling study. Proc. Combust. Inst. 2015, 35 (1), 703-710.

Wang, C.; Wu, H. L.; Song, Y. F.; He, X.; Yang, Y. Q.; Tan, D. W. Intense pumping and time-and frequency-resolved CARS for driving and tracking structural deformation and recovery of liquid nitromethane molecules. Chem. Phys. Lett. 2015, 640, 101-105.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H226-H302

Flammable liquid and vapour. Harmful if swallowed.

Precautionary Statements: P260-P370+P380+P375

Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. In case of fire: Evacuate area. Fight fire remotely due to the risk of explosion.

Other References

Merck
14,6611
Beilstein
1698205
Hazard Class
3
Packing Group
II
Harmonized Tariff Code
2904.20
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
PA9800000

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