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sulfonation

[suhl-fuh-ney-shuh n]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. the process of attaching the sulfonic acid group, –SO3H, directly to carbon in an organic compound.

Origin of sulfonation

First recorded in 1885–90; sulfonate + -ion
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