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[mass noun] An oily liquid which is used as a solvent and as rocket fuel.
- ‘The fuel I used is 15% nitromethane which cost AUD $14.50 for a 1 litre bottle.’
- ‘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 titrations were done in 10 mM increments, up to a final concentration of 100 mM nitromethane.’
- ‘This mixture was refluxed in nitromethane overnight and converted primarily to the all-trans isomer.’
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