By: Gabe


Nitromethane was first made in 1872 by Adolph Wilhelm Hermann Kolbe, a German chemist; at the time of the discovery nirtomethane did not have a use.

What Nitromethane is composed of:

Nitromethane is composed of Hydrogen, Carbon, Nitrogen, and oxygen.

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