any amine having a nitro team substituted for a hydrogen atom; an amide of nitric acid R-NH-NO2
In organic chemistry, the class-name applied to compounds made by the activity of nitric acid on amido derivatives of main amines. They support the univalent radical R, in which roentgen is a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group, such methyl. When you look at the former instance the hydrogen is changeable by metals. Occasionally known as nitro-amines.
a yellow crystalline volatile solid which is used in detonators