toluenesulfonyl chloride


Definition of toluenesulfonyl chloride

: any of three solid or liquid acid chlorides CH3C6H4SO2Cl made from the corresponding toluenesulfonic acids or from toluene and chlorosulfonic acid especially : the crystalline para isomer used in making chloramine-T and para-toluenesulfonyl derivatives (as of amines and sugars)

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