Definition of nitromethane in English:


Line breaks: nitro|methane
Pronunciation: /nʌɪtrə(ʊ)ˈmiːθeɪn


[mass noun] Chemistry
An oily liquid which is used as a solvent and as rocket fuel.
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  • Clearly, the binding to DNA effectively shields the chromophores from quenching by nitromethane, consistent with an intimate association of the compounds with the nucleic acid.
  • To be eligible for competition, fuel teams must use nitromethane from one of the accepted suppliers.
  • The fuel I used is 15% nitromethane which cost AUD $14.50 for a 1 litre bottle.

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