sodium lauryl sulfate


sodium lau·ryl sulfate

noun \-ˈlr-əl-, -ˈlär-\

Definition of SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE

:  the crystalline sodium salt C12H25NaO4S of sulfated lauryl alcohol; also :  a mixture of sulfates of sodium consisting principally of this salt and used as a detergent, wetting agent, and emulsifying agent (as in toothpastes, ointments, and shampoos)

First Known Use of SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE

1885

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