Definition of Hydrazone

Hydrazones are chemical species that belong to the class of organic compounds. These compounds are closely related to aldehydes and ketones. They can be converted into aldehydes and ketones by the removal of the NNH2 group and substituting it with an oxygen atom.


This usually happens due to the action of hydrazine on ketones and aldehydes. Hydrazone is used to measure the amounts of ketones and aldehydes in gas streams. It is also implied in medical biotechnology by coupling it with the drug to target the antibody. It can remain stable at neutral pH (blood pH= 7.35-7.45) but is rapidly destroyed under acidic conditions.

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