sulfated oil

noun

Definition of sulfated oil

: 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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sulfated%20oil. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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