Usually the sodium salt NaN3, an inhibitor of electron transport that blocks electron flow from cytochrome oxidase to oxygen. Frequently used to prevent growth of microorganisms in eg. refrigerated antisera or chromatography columns.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • azide — az ide n. (Chem.) any chemical compound containing the azido group { N3}, such as {sodium azide} (ionic and inorganic) or {ethyl azide} (organic and nonionic). [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • azide — n. 1. a compound containing the azido group combined with an element or radical. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • azide — ● azide nom masculin Composé organique de formule R―N3, dérivé de l acide azothydrique en remplaçant l atome d hydrogène par un radical alkyle, aryle ou acyle …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Azide —   [zu französisch azote »Stickstoff«], Singular Azid das, (e)s, die Derivate (Salze, Ester) der Stickstoffwasserstoffsäure (Stickstoffverbindungen) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • azide — [az′īd, ā′zīd, az′id] n. [ AZ(O) + IDE] a compound containing the group N3 …   English World dictionary

  • Azide — The azide anion The azide functional group Azide is the anion with the formula N3−. It is the conjugate base of hydrazoic acid. N3− is a linear …   Wikipedia

  • Azide — Als Azide bezeichnet man die Salze und organischen Verbindungen der Stickstoffwasserstoffsäure. Sie gehören zu den Pseudohalogeniden. Alle Azide sind sehr giftig. Die Salze hemmen irreversibel das Enzym Cytochrom c Oxidase der Atmungskette in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • azide — noun a) the univalent N radical or functional group or any ester containing this group b) the N anion or any salt containing this anion See Also: hydrogen azide, lead azide, sodium azide …   Wiktionary

  • Azide — Azoture Les azotures sont les sels de l acide azothydrique HN3, ainsi que les azotures organiques dans lesquels un des atomes d azotes est lié de façon covalents avec un atome de carbone d un composé organique. Les azotures organiques peuvent par …   Wikipédia en Français

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