Toluene vs Phenylmethylsulfonyl - What's the difference?

toluene | phenylmethylsulfonyl |


As nouns the difference between toluene and phenylmethylsulfonyl

is that toluene is (organic compound) a colourless, inflammable liquid hydrocarbon, methylbenzene, ch3c6h5, used as a solvent, in high-octane fuels and in the production of many chemical compounds while phenylmethylsulfonyl is (organic chemistry|especially in combination) the univalent radical formed by the attachment of a sulfonyl group to methylbenzene (toluene).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

toluene

English

Noun

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  • (organic compound) A colourless, inflammable liquid hydrocarbon, methylbenzene, CH3.C6H5, used as a solvent, in high-octane fuels and in the production of many chemical compounds.
  • Synonyms

    * methylbenzene * phenylmethane

    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