diazomethane

noun di·azo·methane \ (ˈ)dī¦a(ˌ)zō , -ā(ˌ)zō+ \

Definition of diazomethane

: a yellow odorless poisonous explosive gaseous compound CH2N2 used chiefly as a methylating agent (as for converting organic acids into their methyl esters) and in converting organic acids into the next higher homologues

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Origin and Etymology of diazomethane

International Scientific Vocabulary diaz- + methane


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