What is 2-ethylhexyl nitrate (2-EHN)?

What is 2-ethylhexyl nitrate (2-EHN)?

CAS No.: 27247-96-7
Molecular Formula: C8H17NO3
Molecular weight:175.23
Biodegradation of 2-ethylhexyl nitrate (2-EHN) by Mycobacterium austroafricanum IFP 2173 has been studied. Biodegradation of 2-EHN was studied in biphasic liquid cultures using an inert non-aqueous phase liquid such as 2,2,4,4,6,8,8-heptamethylnonane as solvent.
2-Ethylhexyl nitrate (2-EHN) is a major fuel additive, has been used to increase the cetane number of diesel.