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Many alkyl alcohols will dehydrate to an ester on addition of nitric acid with loss of water. This process, called nitration, causes the formation of a nitroxy group on the carbon atom.

MeOH + HNO3 → MeONO2 + H2O

Single Alcohol Nitrate Esters Edit

Non-Cyclic Alkyl Polyol Nitrate Esters Edit

Cyclic Polyol Nitrate Esters Edit