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sulphonate

/ˈsʌlfəˌneɪt/
noun
1.
a salt or ester of any sulphonic acid containing the ion RSO2O or the group RSO2O–, R being an organic group
verb
2.
(transitive) to introduce a sulphonic acid group, –SO2OH, into (a molecule)
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