sodium lauryl sulfate

noun
sodium lau·​ryl sulfate | \ -ˈlȯr-əl- How to pronounce sodium lauryl sulfate (audio) , -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)

Examples of sodium lauryl sulfate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not to mention natural ingredients like talc (with its asbestos concerns) and sodium coco sulfate (molecularly similar to sodium lauryl sulfate, even though it's derived from coconuts instead of petroleum) can be toxic. Olivia Fleming, Harper's BAZAAR, "Clean Hair Care Is Hard—But Not Impossible," 12 Aug. 2019 To save your hair, sodium lauryl sulfate is sometimes converted into sodium laureth sulfate through a process called ethoxylation. Olivia Fleming & Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Ultimate Guide to Clean Beauty," 12 Aug. 2019 The mixture is natural (the active ingredients include sodium lauryl sulfate and malic acid) and comes in a stand-up jar. Lauren Piro, Good Housekeeping, "7 Genius Ways to Kill Fruit Flies," 11 July 2018 The mixture is natural (the active ingredients include sodium lauryl sulfate and malic acid) and comes in a stand-up jar. Lauren Piro, Good Housekeeping, "7 Genius Ways to Kill Fruit Flies," 11 July 2018 The mixture is natural (the active ingredients include sodium lauryl sulfate and malic acid) and comes in a stand-up jar. Lauren Piro, Good Housekeeping, "7 Genius Ways to Kill Fruit Flies," 11 July 2018 The mixture is natural (the active ingredients include sodium lauryl sulfate and malic acid) and comes in a stand-up jar. Lauren Piro, Good Housekeeping, "7 Genius Ways to Kill Fruit Flies," 11 July 2018 The mixture is natural (the active ingredients include sodium lauryl sulfate and malic acid) and comes in a stand-up jar. Lauren Piro, Good Housekeeping, "7 Genius Ways to Kill Fruit Flies," 11 July 2018 According to Kibildis, the culprit ingredients that could be causing pimples incude baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, fluoride, sodium lauryl sulfate, alcohol, essential oils and menthol. Alexandra Tunell, Harper's BAZAAR, "5 Surprising Reasons You Have Acne," 26 June 2015

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1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sodium lauryl sulfate was in 1885

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sodium lauryl sulfate

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Medical 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, and emulsifying agent (as in toothpastes, ointments, and shampoos)

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