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 (ăz′īd, ā′zīd)
n. Chemistry
The univalent linear group N3, or any compound that contains this group, many of which are explosive.

az′i·do′ (ăz′ĭ-dō′) adj.


1. (Elements & Compounds) any compound containing the monovalent group –N3 or the monovalent ion N3
2. (Elements & Compounds) (modifier) consisting of, containing, or concerned with the group –N3 or the ion N3: azide group or radical.


(ˈæz aɪd, -ɪd, ˈeɪ zaɪd, ˈeɪ zɪd)

any compound containing the univalent group NH3, as sodium azide.
[1905–10; see azo, -ide]
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Noun1.azide - a chemical compound containing the azido group combined with an element or radical
hydrazoite - a salt of hydrazoic acid
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
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The topics include ultrafast time-resolved studies of the photochemistry of aryl azides, electronic properties of nitrenium ions, matrix studies on aromatic and heteroaromatic nitrenes and their rearrangements, and synthetic applications of nitrenium ions.
The cycloaddition of azides and alkynes is another important strategy for orthogonal protein labeling.
With these regards, in this study, an efficient and environmentally friendly process for the synthesis of (Beta)- hydroxy azides and (Beta)- hydroxy thiocyanates from epoxides using task-specific ionic liquids (1,1a-Dimethyl-3,3a-ethylenediimidazolium Diazide and 1,1a-Dimethyl-3,3a- ethylenediimidazolium Dithio-cyanate) as catalyst and reagent in the absence of any organic solvent has been developed.
Fortunately, these challenges can be overcome by the use of copper-free 'click' chemistry This technique is based on the reaction of cydooctynes (such as OCT, MOFO, DIBO, DIFO) with azides in the absence of Cu catalyst at low temperature, giving better efficiency than CuAAC reaction.
of Technology Germany), contains 16 chapters in which researchers were asked to put their own research into the chemistry of organic azides within the context of thee broader development of the field and to thereby address the state-of-the-art within historical perspective.
This reaction is similar to the thermal or photochemical intramolecular cyclizations of aryl azides with adjacent unsaturated substituents.
Novakup surface-modified silica reinforcements can be treated with silanes, titanates, sulfonyl azides, or glass resins.
Sodium azide can also react with metals such as copper or lead form explosive copper or lead azides.
Six inorganic azides were studied: [alpha] lead azide, [beta] lead azide, barium azide, potassium azide, sodium azide and thallium azide, all highly energetic materials (14).
I know that there have been serious explosions in industries Including the airbag industry) that use metal azides.
The number of articles on organic azides continues to increase tremendously; on average, there are more than 1000 new publications a year.