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sul•fo•nate



Pronunciation: (sul'fu-nāt"), [key]
n., v., -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
Chem.

n.
an ester or salt derived from a sulfonic acid.

v.t.
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).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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