- a yellow, odorless, toxic, explosive gas, CH2N2, used chiefly as a methylating agent and in organic synthesis.
Origin of diazomethane
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Diazomethane is a yellow inodorous gas, very poisonous and corrosive.
- a yellow odourless explosive gas, used as a methylating agent. Formula: CH 2 :N:N
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