The chemical compound isopropyl nitrite (or 2-propyl nitrite) is an alkyl nitrite made from isopropanol. It is a clear pale yellow oil.
Isopropyl nitrite is one of the compounds used as poppers, an inhalant drug that induces a brief euphoria.
Isopropyl nitrite has largely replaced Isobutyl nitrite in poppers.
Has been associated with Eye Maculopathy visual impairment with central scotomata, associated to bilateral foveal yellow spots and IS/OS junction disruption.
- ↑ Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, CRC Press, 85th edition
- ↑ Davies, AJ; Kelly, SP; Naylor, SG; Bhatt, PR; Mathews, JP; Sahni, J; Haslett, R; McKibbin, M (2012). "Adverse ophthalmic reaction in poppers users: case series of 'poppers maculopathy'". Eye (Lond). 26: 1479–86. doi:10.1038/eye.2012.191. PMC 3496104. PMID 23079752.