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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