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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“Benzenesulfonic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/benzenesulfonic%20acid. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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