Carbohydrazide


Carbohydrazide
Carbohydrazide
Identifiers
CAS number 497-18-7
PubChem 73948
ChemSpider 66578 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:61308 YesY
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Properties
Molecular formula CH6N4O
Molar mass 90.09 g/mol
Density 1.341 g/cm3
Melting point

150-153 °C, 423-426 K, 302-307 °F

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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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Carbohydrazide is used as an oxygen scavenger in water treatment for boilers. It is an alternative to the hazardous and potentially carcinogenic hydrazine. Carbohydrazide reacts with oxygen to make water and nitrogen and urea. It also passivates metals and reduces metal oxides (ferric oxide -> ferrous oxide; cupric oxide -> cuprous oxide).

It is widely used in the production of drugs, herbicides, plant growth regulators, and dyestuffs.

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