sulfoxide

sulfoxide

[suhl-fok-sahyd]
noun Chemistry.
1.
a brown liquid, C 1 8 H 2 8 O 3 S, insoluble in water, used as an insecticide synergist.
2.
any of the compounds with the radical =SO, as dimethyl sulfoxide, (CH 3 ) 2 SO.

Origin:
1890–95; sulf- + oxide

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sulfoxide sulf·ox·ide (sŭl-fŏk'sīd')
n.
Any of various compounds that contain a sulfinyl group.

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sulfoxide

any of a class of organic compounds containing sulfur and oxygen and having the general formula (RR') SO, in which R and R' are a grouping of carbon and hydrogen atoms. The sulfoxides are good solvents for salts and polar compounds.

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