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A sulfuric acid derivative or a sulfonic acid ester containing a ‒SO3‒ group.
Any of a group of petroleum hydrocarbons derived from sulfuric-acid treatment of oils, used as synthetic detergents, emulsifying and wetting agents, and chemical intermediates.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
any of several salts of sulfonic acids. The sulfonates of alkali metals, mainly sodium alkylsulfonates, are widely used as surfactants in the production of detergents.
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