Diazirines are a class of organic molecules consisting of a carbon bound to two nitrogen atoms, which are double-bonded to each other, forming a cyclopropene-like ring. They are mainly used as carbene precursor and also in photoaffinity labelling studies of nucleic acids and proteins.
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