Agent Name

Diethyl azodicarboxylate

CAS Number

1972-28-7

Formula

C6-H10-N2-O4

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Diazocarboxylic acid ethyl ester; Diethoxycarbonyldiazene; Diethyl azodiformate; Diethyl diazodicarboxylate; Ethyl azodicarboxylate; Diazenedicarboxylic acid, diethyl ester (9CI); Formic acid, azodi-, diethyl ester (8CI); [ChemIDplus] 1,2-Diazenedicarboxylic acid 1,2-diethyl ester; Azodiformic acid diethyl ester; DEAD; [Merck Index]

Category

Other Nitrogen Compounds

Description

Orange liquid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used in synthetic organic chemistry; [Merck Index]

Comments

Explosive; An irritant; [Merck Index] A skin, respiratory tract, and strong eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion and skin absorption; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Methylazoxymethanol acetate" and "Methylazoxymethanol."

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