- Nitric acid, pentyl ester
- Pentyl nitrate
A clear colorless liquid with an ether-like odor.
Emergency management of cyanide poisoning.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
3.6 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
1.0 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
1.4824 (20 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
Heat of vaporization
Hazards and Protection.
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Keep sparks, flames, and other sources of ignition away. Keep material out of water sources and sewers. Build dikes to contain flow as necessary. Use water spray to knock-down vapors.
Do not extinguish fire unless flow can be stopped. Use water in flooding quantities as fog. Solid streams of water may be ineffective. Cool all affected containers with flooding quantities of water. Apply water from as far a distance as possible. Use foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide.
Moderate fire hazard, when exposed to heat or flame or by spontaneous chem reaction. Can react with oxidizing material. Caution--amyl nitrite is very flammable. Do not use where it may be ignited.
May explode from heat or contamination. May react explosively with hydrocarbons (fuels). May ignite combustibles.
Toxic oxides of nitrogen may form in a fire.
Ingestion may cause severe injury, burns, or death.
Vapors may cause injury, burns, death.
Contact may result in injury, burns and death.
Induce vomiting; get medical attention.
Move to fresh air; support respiration; get medical attention.
Wash with soap and water.
Irrigate thoroughly with water.
USCG CHRIS Code
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