Sulfonyl vs Phenylmethylsulfonyl - What's the difference?

sulfonyl | phenylmethylsulfonyl |


As nouns the difference between sulfonyl and phenylmethylsulfonyl

is that sulfonyl is (chemistry) the bivalent radical or functional group -so2- while phenylmethylsulfonyl is (organic chemistry|especially in combination) the univalent radical formed by the attachment of a sulfonyl group to methylbenzene (toluene).

sulfonyl

Alternative forms

* sulphonyl

Noun

  • (chemistry) the bivalent radical or functional group -SO2-
  • See also

    * sulfone * sulfuryl

    phenylmethylsulfonyl

    English

    Alternative forms

    * phenylmethanesulfonyl

    Noun

    (-)
  • (organic chemistry, especially in combination) The univalent radical formed by the attachment of a sulfonyl group to methylbenzene (toluene)
  • Derived terms

    * phenylmethylsulfonyl chloride * phenylmethylsulfonyl fluoride

    Synonyms

    * tosyl