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sulfonate

[ suhl-fuh-neyt ]
/ 藞s蕦l f蓹藢ne瑟t /
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noun
an ester or salt derived from a sulfonic acid.
verb (used with object), sul路fo路nat路ed, sul路fo路nat路ing.
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).
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Origin of sulfonate

1875鈥80; sulfon(ic acid) + -ate1 or -ate2

OTHER WORDS FROM sulfonate

un路sul路fo路nat路ed, adjective
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Scientific definitions for sulfonate

sulfonate
[ s怒lf蓹-n膩t鈥 ]

A salt or ester of sulfonic acid, containing the group SO3H.
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