[ suhl-fohn ]

  1. any of a class of organic compounds containing the bivalent group –SO2–, united with two hydrocarbon groups.

Origin of sulfone

1870–75; <German Sulfon;see sulfur, -one

Words Nearby sulfone Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

Scientific definitions for sulfone


[ sŭlfōn′ ]

  1. Any of various organic sulfur compounds having a sulfonyl group (SO2) attached to two carbon atoms. Sulfones were formerly used to treat leprosy and tuberculosis, and are now used in making synthetic resins for wire coatings, automotive parts, and plumbing items.

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