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sulfonyl chloride

noun, Chemistry.

sulfuryl chloride

or sulfonyl chloride

[suhl-fuh-ril klawr-ahyd, ‐fyuh-ril or suhl-fuh-nil klawr-ahyd; klawr-id, klohr‐] /ˈsʌl fə rɪl ˈklɔr aɪd, ‐fyə rɪl or ˈsʌl fə nɪl ˈklɔr aɪd; ˈklɔr ɪd, ˈkloʊr‐/
noun, Chemistry.
a colorless liquid, SO 2 Cl 2 , having a very pungent odor and corrosive to the skin and mucous membranes: used as a chlorinating or sulfonating agent.
Origin of sulfuryl chloride
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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