Definition of diazo in English:


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Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈazəʊ
, -ˈeɪzəʊ/
(also diazotype)


[mass noun]
  • A copying or colouring process using a diazo compound decomposed by ultraviolet light: [as modifier]: diazo printers
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    • These man-made compounds have a ring of six carbons (the benzo part) joined to a 7-member ring with 5 carbons and 2 nitrogens indicated by diazo.
    • It is ironic that the human eye, but not the Hitachi 917, can easily distinguish the pink color of the genuine diazo reaction from the white turbidity of the precipitate.
    • These are thought to be formed by the release of nitrogen gas during the photolysis of the diazo group.

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