Twitchell reagent


: any of various sulfonated products used as catalysts in the Twitchell process: such as
: a sulfonic acid made by condensing oleic acid with naphthalene in the presence of sulfuric acid
: a sulfonated petroleum product

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after E. Twitchell

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“Twitchell reagent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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