lauryl alcohol

lauryl alcohol

[lawr-il, lor-]
noun Chemistry.
a compound that, depending upon purity, is either a crystalline solid or colorless liquid, C 12 H 26 O, obtained by the reduction of fatty acids of coconut oil: used chiefly in the manufacture of synthetic detergents.

Origin:
1920–25; laur(ic) + -yl

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lauryl alcohol (ˈlɔːrɪl, ˈlɒ-)
 
n
a water-insoluble crystalline solid used in the manufacture of detergents; 1-dodecanol. Formula: CH3(CH2)10CH2OH
 
[C20: from laur(ic acid) + -yl]

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lauryl alcohol lau·ryl alcohol (lôr'əl)
n.
A colorless solid alcohol used in synthetic detergents and pharmaceuticals.

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lauryl alcohol   (lôr'əl)  Pronunciation Key 
A colorless solid alcohol used in synthetic detergents and pharmaceuticals. Chemical formula: C12H26O.
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