Nitrate ester

In organic chemistry, a nitrate ester is an organic functional group with the formula R−ONO2, where R stands for any organyl group. They are the esters of nitric acid and alcohols. A well-known example is nitroglycerin, which is not a nitro compound, despite its name.

Pentaerythritol tetranitrate is a commercially important explosive that contains four nitrate ester groups.

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