an ester or salt derived from a sulfonic acid.
verb (used with object), sulfonated, sulfonating.
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).

sulfonate sul·fo·nate (sŭl’fə-nāt’)
A salt or an ester of sulfonic acid. v. sul·fo·nat·ed, sul·fo·nat·ing, sul·fo·nates

To introduce one or more sulfonic acid groups into an organic compound.

To treat with sulfonic acid.

sul’fo·na’tion n.
A salt or ester of sulfonic acid, containing the group SO3H.


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