sulfated oil

noun

: any of numerous water-soluble oils obtained usually by treating unsaturated or hydroxylated fatty oils (such as various fish oils or castor oil) or their fatty acids with concentrated sulfuric acid so that the essential product is a sulfuric monoester compare sulfonated oil

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“Sulfated oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sulfated%20oil. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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