Where to buy "sulfonic acid"?
I need to have information (chemical name and molecular formula) about an additive - sulfonic acid - that we are currently buying from a supplier.
I searched on many books but I didn't find this product, only many derivatives of sulfonic acid. I think that this is only a commercial name.
Thanks in advance
electroplating shop - Torino, Italy
1st of 3 simultaneous responses (1998)
Sulfonic acid is not a commercial name. Actually, as you have noticed, sulfonic acid is a general name for all the organic chemicals which contain a -SO3H radical. As a result, there are numerous sulfonic acids which functions vary significantly with the other groups and their numbers in the chemicals. As an additive, it is generally a mixture of a few different chemicals with solvent. I do not think your supplier would like to give the names of exact chemicals in the additive.
- Grand Rapids, Michigan
2nd of 3 simultaneous responses (1998)
Some one has to go back and study their organic chemistry more closely. Sulfonic acid is the general formula of
R-SO4H, where R can be a multitude of various organic structures. In some instances, the H is also replaced with an organic group.
If you are looking for the most common sulfonic acid found in plating, it would be Methane Sulfonic Acid, generally used in Tin/Lead (solder) plating. It's formula is CH3SO4H.Richard Zuendt
- Garfield, New Jersey
3rd of 3 simultaneous responses (1998)
You probably need methyl sulfonic acid. Search for it under that name. Most distributors of plating chemicals should be able to get it for you.
microwave & cable assemblies
Mesa (what a place-a), Arizona
Just to clarify, a sulfonic acid is the -SO3H, the -SO4H is a sulfate. For example the Methyl sulfonic acid is: CH3-SO3H-Enrique Villavicencio
- Mexico City
Dear Sir, I would like to buy sulfonic acid of 99% purity. I can't find it anywhere. What are the other names that I could use in search engines.Emlyn Dsilva
Manufacturing boosters - UAE
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