- an ester or salt derived from a sulfonic acid.
- to make into a sulfonic acid, as by treating an aromatic hydrocarbon with concentrated sulfuric acid.
- to introduce the sulfonic group into (an organic compound).
Origin of sulfonate
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- A salt or ester of sulfonic acid.
- To introduce one or more sulfonic acid groups into an organic compound.
- To treat with sulfonic acid.
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- A salt or ester of sulfonic acid, containing the group SO3H.
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