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Meaning of diazoalkane

di•az•o•al•kane

Pronunciation: (dī-az"ō-al'kān, -ā"zō-), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. any diazo compound having the general formula RCN, where R is hydrogen or any saturated organic group, as diazomethane, CHN.
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