Definition of sulfonyl in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsəlfənil/
(chiefly British also sulphonyl)


[as modifier] Chemistry
Of or denoting a divalent radical, —SO2—, derived from a sulfonic acid group.
Example sentences
  • Phenyl methyl sulphonyl fluoride was added to the cell lysate and the lysate stored on ice until use.
  • Methyl sulfonyl methane is a source of organic sulfur, an important component of disulfide bonds in the laminae.
  • It is our intent here to illustrate this mechanistic similarity by reviewing the mechanism of the most widely utilized organic osmolyte, the sulfonyl amino acid, taurine.

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Syllabification: sul·fo·nyl

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