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sulfonate

noun sul·fo·nate \ ˈsəl-fə-ˌnāt \
|Updated on: 10 Jul 2018

Definition of sulfonate

: a salt or ester of a sulfonic acid

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First Known Use of sulfonate

1876

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sulfonate

verb

Definition of sulfonate

sulfonated; sulfonating
: to introduce the SO3H group into; broadly : to treat (an organic substance) with sulfuric acid

sulfonation

play \ˌsəl-fə-ˈnā-shən\ noun

First Known Use of sulfonate

1882

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Medical Dictionary

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sulfonate

noun sul·fo·nate
variants: or chiefly British sulphonate play \ˈsəl-fə-ˌnāt\

medical Definition of sulfonate

: a salt or ester of a sulfonic acid

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sulfonate

transitive verb
variants: or chiefly British sulphonate

medical Definition of sulfonate

sulfonated or chiefly British sulphonated; sulfonating or chiefly British sulphonating
: to introduce the SO3H group into; broadly : to treat (an organic substance) with sulfuric acid

sulfonation

or chiefly British sulphonation play \ˌsəl-fə-ˈnā-shən\ noun

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