diazo oxide

noun

Definition of diazo oxide

: any of a class of compounds (as diazodinitrophenol) that contain a diazo group and an oxygen atom attached to ortho positions of an aromatic nucleus and are formed by the action of nitrous acid on ortho-aminophenols with loss of water, a few of these compounds finding use as initiating explosives and in diazotypes

called also diazophenol

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“Diazo oxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diazo%20oxide. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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