Chemical Entity Data Page

Azomethylene
CH2N2
Diazomethane
C
1
H
2
N
2
  
 
Real, long lived, electronically neutral reagent chemical.

Gram formula weight (molecular mass) = 42.039
Melting point = -145 °C
Boiling point = 0 °C about
Purity = 99 %
Solubility in organics = soluble


Toxic, flammable, explosive, carcinogenic yellow gas. Useful methylating agent but potentially very nasty stuff. Diazomethane is usually prepared as required from a precursor material such as Diazald¨ (N-methyl -N-nitroso -p-toluene sulfonamide) which is commercially available.
Wikipedia Page:

Diazomethane
is defined with respect to the entities below:
The entities below are defined with respect to:
Diazomethane
Alkyl, -CH2- (generic)


Cumulene (generic)


Lobe-LUMO Lewis acid (generic)


Molecular material (generic)


Nucleophilic attack susceptible species (generic)


Type 15 Lewis acid/base complex (generic)


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