diazoalkane

[ dahy-az-oh-al-keyn, -ey-zoh- ]
/ daɪˌæz oʊˈæl keɪn, -ˌeɪ zoʊ- /

noun Chemistry.

any diazo compound having the general formula R2CN2, where R is hydrogen or any saturated organic group, as diazomethane, CH2N2.

Nearby words

  1. diazine,
  2. diazo,
  3. diazo group,
  4. diazo process,
  5. diazo-,
  6. diazoamino,
  7. diazoamino group,
  8. diazole,
  9. diazomethane,
  10. diazonium

Origin of diazoalkane


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