benzenesulfonic acid

noun
ben·zene·sul·fon·ic acid
variants: or chiefly British benzenesulphonic acid \ˌben-ˌzēn-ˌsəl-ˌfän-ik-, -ˌfōn- \

Medical Definition of benzenesulfonic acid 

: a colorless crystalline acid C6H5SO3H made by sulfonating benzene and used in organic synthesis, in the form of its besylate in pharmacology, and in the form of derivatives as detergents

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