diazomethane

[ dahy-az-oh-meth-eyn, -ey-zoh- ]
/ daɪˌæz oʊˈmɛθ eɪn, -ˌeɪ zoʊ- /
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noun Chemistry.

a yellow, odorless, toxic, explosive gas, CH2N2, used chiefly as a methylating agent and in organic synthesis.

Nearby words

  1. diazo-,
  2. diazoalkane,
  3. diazoamino,
  4. diazoamino group,
  5. diazole,
  6. diazonium,
  7. diazonium compound,
  8. diazonium salt,
  9. diazotization,
  10. diazotize

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British Dictionary definitions for diazomethane

diazomethane

/ (daɪˌeɪzəʊˈmiːθeɪn) /

noun

a yellow odourless explosive gas, used as a methylating agent. Formula: CH 2 :N:N
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