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  • adj. Alternative spelling of sulfinic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or designating, any one of a series of acids regarded as acid ethereal salts of hyposulphurous acid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Noting an acid, a hypothetical compound, , with the same empirical formula as hyposulphurous acid, of which it may be considered a possible form. The term is used as a class name, the sulphinic acids having the formula where R is a hydrocarbon radical such as methyl, CH3.


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  • They are very stable towards chemical reagents; for instance, saponification of a mono-sulphone very rarely yields sulphinic acid.

    Synthetic Tannins

  • In the sulphonic acid compounds it is assumed that the sulphur is hexavalent, and it is hence possible to consider the sulphones to be esters of sulphinic acid.

    Synthetic Tannins

  • Sulphonic chlorides, dissolved in ether, yield sulphinic acids on reduction with zinc dust or metallic sodium --

    Synthetic Tannins


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