sulfobenzoic acid


sul·​fo·​benzoic acid
: any of three isomeric crystalline acids HO3SC6H4COOH that are sulfonic derivatives of benzoic acid, that are made either from benzoic acid by sulfonation in the case of the meta isomer or from the corresponding toluenesulfonic acid by oxidation in the case of the ortho or para isomer, and that are used in organic synthesis

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary sulf- + benzoic

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