al·​ka·​nol·​am·​ide ¦al-kə-ˌnȯl-¦a-ˌmīd How to pronounce alkanolamide (audio)
plural alkanolamides
: a fatty acid used as a surfactant in some detergents
The facility produces next-generation specialty surfactant products including: phospholipids; surfactants based on fatty acid alkanolamidesChemical Week, 8 Feb. 2006

Word History


alkanol + amide

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of alkanolamide was in 1975

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“Alkanolamide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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