Definition of sulfone in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsəlfōn/
(chiefly British also sulphone)


An organic compound containing a sulfonyl group linking two organic groups.
Example sentences
  • Isolatable, water soluble, and hydrolytically stable active sulfones of poly (ethylene glycol) and related polymers for modification of surfaces and molecules
  • People went from worshipping snakes or the sun god, or trying to get bitten by a cobra, to giving chaulmoogra oil by rubbing, orally, or by injection, and then from using sulphones to multidrug therapy.
  • A number of different sulphones that had activity in experimental animals were also investigated but were never widely used in treatment.


Late 19th century: from German Sulfon, from Sulfur (see sulfur).

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Syllabification: sul·fone

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