benzenesulfonic acid

noun

ben·​zene·​sul·​fon·​ic acid
variants or chiefly British benzenesulphonic 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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“Benzenesulfonic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/benzenesulfonic%20acid. Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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