tosyl etymology

English word tosyl comes from English toluene, English sulfonyl

Detailed word origin of tosyl

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
toluene English (eng) (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.
sulfonyl English (eng) (chemistry) The bivalent radical or functional group -SO2-. (organic chemistry) Any univalent radical derived from a sulfonic acid.
tosyl English (eng) (organic chemistry, especially in combination) toluenesulfonyl, phenylmethylsulfonyl.

Words with the same origin as tosyl

Descendants of toluene
TNT ditosyl thiotolene tolane toluenyl toluic tosylamide tosylation tosylimine