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  • Amyl nitrite is the chemical compound with the formula C5H11ONO. For example, a common form of amyl nitrite with the formula (CH3)2CHCH2CH2ONO may be more specifically referred to as isoamyl nitrite. — “Amyl nitrite - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • In organic chemistry, amyl is the old trivial name for the alkyl functional group and radical called pentyl under the IUPAC nomenclature: that is, -C5H11. This usage may derive from the presence of amyl alcohol in fusel oil, which is often fermented from starches. — “Amyl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • Poppers is a slang term for various alkyl nitrites inhaled for recreational purposes, particularly amyl nitrite, butyl nitrite, isopropyl nitrite and isobutyl nitrite.[1][2] Amyl nitrite is used medically as an antidote to cyanide poisoning,[3]. — “Poppers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,


  • I had no possible guide to the idea of suicide and the sight of the little flask of nitrate of amyl in Florence's hand suggested instantly to my mind the idea of the failure of her heart. — “The Good Soldier” by Ford Madox Ford


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