One of the nonessential amino acids. Dietary supplement, nutrient. Widely distributed in the plant kingdom. Isol. from asparagus, beetroot, peas, beans, etc. Asparagine (abbreviated as Asn or N; Asx or B represent either asparagine or aspartic acid) is one of the 20 most common natural amino acids on Earth. It has carboxamide as the side-chain's functional group. It is not an essential amino acid. Its codons are AAU and AAC. (Wikipedia)


1,2-Diphenylhydrazine is a white solid. It dissolves only slightly in water and does not change into a gas unless it is heated to very high temperatures. It sticks to soil and can be carried into the air along with windblown dust. Once in water or exposed to air it is changed into other chemicals within minutes. These chemicals include the toxic chemicals azobenzene and benzidine. 1,2-Diphenylhydrazine is used to make fabric dyes in other countries, and to make certain medicines. (L463)

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