is used as a chemical intermediate in organic synthesis
for explosives, medicine, pharmacy, pesticides,
chemical fiber, painting and ore dressing. It's
main application is as a reaction medium as well as
an extraction solvent. Nitromethane is a suitable solvent
in aromatic hydrocarbons separation from aliphatics
as it is miscible with high proportions of aromatic
hydrocarbons but is miscible with aliphatic hydrocarbons
at low concentrations. Toluene can be separated by azeotropic
distillation with nitromethane. It is used as a stabilizer
of halogenated hydrocarbons as inhibits the decomposition.
It is used as a component of fuels to increase gaseous
products formed in the combustion so that more fuel
can be burned.