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  • n. Alternative spelling of sulfine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any one of a series of basic compounds which consist essentially of sulphur united with hydrocarbon radicals. In general they are oily or crystalline deliquescent substances having a peculiar odor; as, trimethyl sulphine, (CH3)3S.OH. Cf. sulphonium.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name given, in organic chemistry, to compounds containing the group R3SX, where R is a hydrocarbon radical such as methyl, CH3, and X a halogen atom or hydroxyl radical. The compounds are also called sulphonium derivatives, and resemble, in general constitution and properties, the corresponding derivatives of ammonium.


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