1,1'-Azobis or ABCN is a radical initiator
Radical initiator
In chemistry, radical initiators are substances that can produce radical species under mild conditions and promote radical reactions . These substances generally possess weak bonds—bonds that have small bond dissociation energies. Radical initiators are utilized in industrial processes such...

. The molecular formula is
NCC6H10N=NC6H10CN. It is classified as highly flammable and an irritant.

See also

  • Azobisisobutylonitrile
    Azobisisobutyronitrile is a compound often used as a foamer in plastics and rubber and as a radical initiator. It is commonly known as AIBN. Its most common chemical reaction is one of decomposition, eliminating a molecule of nitrogen gas to form two 2-cyanoprop-2-yl radicals:These radicals can be...

    (AIBN) is another commonly used free radical initiator
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