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Isobutyl nitrite



 

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Isobutyl nitrite, C4H9NO2, is an alkyl nitrite, an ester of isobutanol and nitrous acid. Its chemical structure is (CH3)2CH-CH2-O-NO.

Isobutyl nitrite is a pungent colorless liquid. It acts as a vasodilator, and is used as an inhalant recreational drug.

Isobutyl nitrite is primarily used as a recreational drug to enhance sexual pleasure. It is a member of a class of drugs called alkyl nitrites. These drugs are known on the street as poppers and snappers.

 
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