CHEBI:73716 - diazomethane

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ChEBI Name diazomethane
Definition The simplest diazo compound, in which a diazo group is attached to a methylene group.
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Formula CH2N2
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 42.04000
Monoisotopic Mass 42.022
InChI InChI=1S/CH2N2/c1-3-2/h1H2
SMILES C=[N+]=[N-]
Roles Classification
Biological Role(s): alkylating agent
Highly reactive chemical that introduces alkyl radicals into biologically active molecules and thereby prevents their proper functioning. It could be used as an antineoplastic agent, but it might be very toxic, with carcinogenic, mutagenic, teratogenic, and immunosuppressant actions. It could also be used as a component of poison gases.
carcinogenic agent
A role played by a chemical compound which is known to induce a process of carcinogenesis by corrupting normal cellular pathways, leading to the acquistion of tumoral capabilities.
Any substance that causes disturbance to organisms by chemical reaction or other activity on the molecular scale, when a sufficient quantity is absorbed by the organism.
Application(s): antineoplastic agent
A substance that inhibits or prevents the proliferation of neoplasms.
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Outgoing diazomethane (CHEBI:73716) has role alkylating agent (CHEBI:22333)
diazomethane (CHEBI:73716) has role antineoplastic agent (CHEBI:35610)
diazomethane (CHEBI:73716) has role carcinogenic agent (CHEBI:50903)
diazomethane (CHEBI:73716) has role poison (CHEBI:64909)
diazomethane (CHEBI:73716) is a diazo compound (CHEBI:39444)
Synonyms Sources
acomethylene NIST Chemistry WebBook
azimethylene NIST Chemistry WebBook
diazirine NIST Chemistry WebBook
diazonium methylide ChemIDplus
EINECS 206-382-7 ChemIDplus
Manual Xrefs Databases
Diazomethane Wikipedia
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
102415 Reaxys Registry Number Reaxys
334-88-3 CAS Registry Number NIST Chemistry WebBook
334-88-3 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
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Last Modified
28 July 2014