/sʌlfəˈneɪʃən/ (say sulfuh'nayshuhn)

the process of attaching the sulphonic acid group, –SO3H, directly to carbon in an organic compound.
Also, sulfonation.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • sulphonate — [ sʌlfəneɪt] (US sulfonate) Chemistry noun a salt or ester of a sulphonic acid. verb convert into a sulphonate. Derivatives sulphonation noun …   English new terms dictionary

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