any of a class of organic compounds containing the bivalent group –SO 2 –, united with two hydrocarbon groups.
sulfone sul·fone (sŭl’fōn’)
Any of various organic sulfur compounds having a sulfonyl group attached to two carbon atoms, especially such a compound formerly used as a drug to treat leprosy or tuberculosis.
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.
adjective, Chemistry. 1. sulfo. sulfonic sul·fon·ic (sŭl-fŏn’ĭk) adj. Of or relating to the chemical group SO2OH.
noun, Chemistry. 1. any of a large group of organic compounds of the structure RSO 2 OH, which are strong acids that give neutral sodium salts: used in the synthesis of phenols, dyes, and other substances. sulfonic acid n. Any of several organic acids containing one or more sulfonic groups. sulfonic acid (sŭl-fŏn’ĭk) Any of […]
noun, Chemistry. 1. the positively charged group H 3 S + , its salts, or their substitute products.
sulfonmethane sul·fon·meth·ane (sŭl’fōn-měth’ān’, -fŏn-) n. A colorless crystalline or powdered compound used medicinally as a hypnotic.