Nitromethane

CAS RN:75-52-5

Explosive Limits / Potential

Lower explosive limit: 7.3%; Upper explosive limit: 63%
Fire and Explosion Hazards: Flammable liquid. Vapors are heavier than air and may travel to a source of ignition and flash back. Shock- and heat-sensitive. Explosive decomposition begins at 599 deg F (315 deg C). May be detonated by nearby explosions. Combustion may produce oxides of nitrogen and other irritants and toxic gases. Closed containers may rupture violently when heated.
Lower explosion limit 7.3% in air
Forms an explosive sodium salt which bursts into flame on contact with water.
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