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sulfonate

[suhl-fuh-neyt]Chemistry
noun
  1. an ester or salt derived from a sulfonic acid.
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verb (used with object), sul·fo·nat·ed, sul·fo·nat·ing.
  1. to make into a sulfonic acid, as by treating an aromatic hydrocarbon with concentrated sulfuric acid.
  2. to introduce the sulfonic group into (an organic compound).
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Origin of sulfonate

1875–80; sulfon(ic acid) + -ate1 or -ate2
Related formsun·sul·fo·nat·ed, adjective
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sulfonate in Medicine

sulfonate

(sŭlfə-nāt′)
n.
  1. A salt or ester of sulfonic acid.
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v.
  1. To introduce one or more sulfonic acid groups into an organic compound.
  2. To treat with sulfonic acid.
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Related formssul′fo•nation n.
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sulfonate in Science

sulfonate

[sŭlfə-nāt′]
  1. A salt or ester of sulfonic acid, containing the group SO3H.
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