/ (ˈsʌlfəˌneɪt) chem /
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a salt or ester of any sulphonic acid containing the ion RSO 2 O – or the group RSO 2 O–, R being an organic group
(tr) to introduce a sulphonic acid group, –SO 2 OH, into (a molecule)
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Sodium thiophene sulphonate, thiophenetetra-bromide, thiophene diiodide, are all medicinals.
By reaction with sodium sulphite it is converted into a hydroquinone sulphonate of deep purple colour.