alkanolamide

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noun al·ka·nol·am·ide \¦al-kə-ˌnȯl-¦a-ˌmīd, -ˌnōl-, -məd\

Definition of alkanolamide

plural

alkanolamides

  1. :  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 alkanolamides … — Chemical Week, 8 Feb. 2006

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Origin and Etymology of alkanolamide

alkanol + amide


First Known Use: 1975


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