Definition of tetrazole in English:


Line breaks: tetra|zole
Pronunciation: /ˈtɛtrəzəʊl


[mass noun] Chemistry
  • An acidic crystalline compound whose molecule is a five-membered ring of one carbon and four nitrogen atoms.
    • Chemical formula: CH2N4
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    • We have therefore decided to study the binding between the parent tetrazole and a model benzamidine base.
    • The present invention relates to a method for preparing substituted tetrazoles, compounds obtained according to this method, new reactants and new tetrazole derivatives.
    • Various new tetrazoles were tested for their anti-inflammatory activity against carrageenin-induced paw oedema in albino rats.


late 19th century: from tetra- 'four' + azo- + -ole.

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