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sulfone

[suhl-fohn] /ˈsʌl foʊn/
noun, Chemistry
1.
any of a class of organic compounds containing the bivalent group –SO 2 –, united with two hydrocarbon groups.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < German Sulfon; see sulfur, -one
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sulfone in Medicine

sulfone sul·fone (sŭl'fōn')
n.
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.

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sulfone in Science
sulfone
  (sŭl'fōn')   
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.
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Encyclopedia Article for sulfone

any of a family of organic sulfur compounds in which two carbon-containing combining groups are linked to the group SO2. The best known members of the family are the polysulfone (q.v.) resins and several drugs used in the treatment of leprosy.

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