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What is 2-methylbutyl nitrite

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Topic created by Wayoo
on Wed, 19 Jul 2023 at 12:29

Wayoo said on Wed, 19 Jul 2023 at 12:29...

I started using poppers this year. Not knowing much about them I just bought some random bottles at the store.

The past couple months I started using them more and more, so today I decided to do some research about them. Based on this forum post, this person recommends Amyl or Pentyl Nitrites, and warns against using Isopropyl and Butyl Nitrites, as they could cause vision problems and cancer respectively. http://poppersguide.com/forum/10877

So far I've been using three bottles:
- Rush Ultra Strong (1-pentanol, 2-methyl-1-butanol, 2-methylbutyl nitrite, pentyl nitrite)
- Premium Iron Horse (pentyl nitrite, 2-methylbutyl nitrite)
- Jungle Juice Gold Label (1-pentanol, 2-methyl-1-butanol, 2-methylbutyl nitrite, pentyl nitrite)

Initially I thought these were pentyl nitrite based and therefore okay to use. However, I can't find much info online about 2-methylbutyl nitrite. To me (a person with 0 background knowledge in chemistry), it sounds related to butyl nitrites, and can therefore better be avoided due to being carcinogenic. However on this post it is claimed it's actually a form of Amyl Nitrite if I understand it correctly: https://poppersguide.com/forum/11337

In short, I'm a bit confused and would highly appreciate any advice on if these bottles are okay to use or if I can better buy different ones.


Nitritespecialist said on Wed, 19 Jul 2023 at 19:19...

Canadian Locker Room poppers are pentyl and hexyl based and they are the LEAST TOXIC of the common nitrites. The vendor I use to buy them in Europe states this FACT explicitly. They will NOT sell isopropyl, butyl or isobutyl...as those are far more toxic.

Francisco ScaraMAGA said on Wed, 19 Jul 2023 at 20:01...

Hexyl LOL....the biggest SHIT EVER! created ONLY to dance around one of those historic "BAN POPPERS" campaigns in the USA. Oh and Butyl is banned in Europe, the French used to make it, but stopped. So I am guessing that might have something to do with it :-)

The dude, The Professor wrote very sensibly about the alleged "carcinogenic" property of butyl...but can't find his post....should have a search function...or a collection of The Prof's Wisdom. Anyway, toxic, not.

Jake said on Thu, 20 Jul 2023 at 18:20...

Right on ScaraMAGA !

Yeah, Hexyl is a a joke, but Nitritespecialist vouches for them anyway. That's one weird little dude right there Somebody must have told him that 'quitters never win' and he perverted that into 'never back down, even if you're wrong'.

I couldn't find the prof's post either, but i remember it. The post above say butyl and above are FAR more toxic, when in reality, the numbers of the alcohols toxicity contradict and there's no FAR more anything.

It's all borderline.

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