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diazomethane

[dahy-az-oh-meth-eyn, -ey-zoh-] /daɪˌæz oʊˈmɛθ eɪn, -ˌeɪ zoʊ-/
noun, Chemistry.
1.
a yellow, odorless, toxic, explosive gas, CH 2 N 2 , used chiefly as a methylating agent and in organic synthesis.
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diazomethane

/daɪˌeɪzəʊˈmiːθeɪn/
noun
1.
a yellow odourless explosive gas, used as a methylating agent. Formula: CH2:N:N
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