Uses for Nitromethane
Nitromethane is now used for a dry-cleaning solvent, superglue, an aid for manufacturing pharmaceuticals, and a component of different fuels.
five facts about nitromethane
- It was not known to be a high explosive until a railroad tanker car loaded with it exploded on June 1, 1958.
- Nitromethane is toxic and is hazardous
- Nirtomethane is colorless
- Nitromethane was first used in racing in the ‘30s Auto Grand Prix and land record cars designed by Ferdinand Porsche.
Nitromethane is produced industrially by treating propane with nitric acid at 662–842 °F