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Relating to or containing a pair of bonded nitrogen atoms, one of which is also bonded to a carbon atom.
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1. (Chemistry) of, consisting of, or containing the divalent group, =N:N, or the divalent group, -N:N-: diazo compound. See also azo
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) Also: dyeline of or relating to the reproduction of documents using the bleaching action of ultraviolet radiation on diazonium salts
n, pl -os or -oes
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a document produced by this method
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(daɪˈæz oʊ, -ˈeɪ zoʊ)

containing the bivalent group -N=N- united with a hydrocarbon group.
[1855–60; di-1 + azo-]
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Adj.1.diazo - relating to or containing diazonium
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Dotz, Highly Regio-and Diastereoselective Chromium(0) -Catalysed Cyclopropanation of 1-Alkoxy-1,3-dienes with Diazo Compounds, Eur.
Stanovnik, "Heterocyclic diazo compounds as starting materials in organic synthesis (review)," Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds, vol.
They describe current work in areas such as copying the natural skeletal muscle design into a new artificial muscle system, optimization of new ultralow-k materials for advanced interconnection, applications of two-way shape memory polymer composite, and novel enzymatic polymerization of diazo compounds. Other topics examined include hydrogen generating gel systems induced by visible light, fabrication of model colloidal systems for self-assembly studies, and strain sensitivity in ion-implanted polymers.
His work revolves around the chemistry of oxadiazolines, which he has shown to be exceedingly versatile precursors of carbenes (upon thermolysis) or diazo compounds (upon photolysis).