lauryl alcohol

noun
a colorless insoluble solid alcohol used to make detergents and pharmaceuticals
Syn: ↑1-dodecanol
Hypernyms: ↑alcohol

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noun
1. : a crystalline compound CH3(CH2)10CH2OH made by reduction of ethyl laurate; normal dodecyl alcohol
2. : a liquid mixture containing lauryl alcohol and other alcohols that is produced commercially by reduction of coconut oil, the fatty acids from coconut oil, or their esters and is used especially in making anionic detergents

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/lawr"il, lor"-/, Chem.
a compound that, depending upon purity, is either a crystalline solid or colorless liquid, C12H26O, obtained by the reduction of fatty acids of coconut oil: used chiefly in the manufacture of synthetic detergents.
[1920-25; LAUR(IC) + -YL]

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lauryl alcohol /lorˈil or lörˈ/ noun
A liquid made from coconut oil or its fatty acids, used in the manufacture of detergents
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Main Entry:laurel

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • lauryl alcohol — [lôr′əl] n. [< ModL Laurus (see LAURIC ACID) + YL] a white solid, C12H26O, which has a low melting point and yields a pleasant smelling liquid: used in the manufacture of detergents, perfumes, etc …   English World dictionary

  • lauryl alcohol — lau·ryl alcohol .lȯr əl , .lär n a compound C12H26O also a liquid mixture of this and other alcohols used esp. in making detergents (as sodium lauryl sulfate) …   Medical dictionary

  • lauryl alcohol — noun Date: 1922 a solid alcohol C12H26O …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lauryl alcohol — /lɒrəl ˈælkəhɒl/ (say loruhl alkuhhol) noun a crystalline aliphatic alcohol, CH3(CH2)10CH2OH, used in the manufacture of detergents …   Australian English dictionary

  • lauryl alcohol — /lawr il, lor /, Chem. a compound that, depending upon purity, is either a crystalline solid or colorless liquid, C12H26O, obtained by the reduction of fatty acids of coconut oil: used chiefly in the manufacture of synthetic detergents. [1920 25; …   Universalium

  • lauryl alcohol — noun 1 dodecanol …   Wiktionary

  • lauryl alcohol — lau′ryl al′cohol [[t]ˈlɔr ɪl, ˈlɒr [/t]] n. chem. a compound, C12H26O, used chiefly in making synthetic detergents • Etymology: 1920–25; laur(ic acid)+ yl …   From formal English to slang

  • Lauryl glucoside — Lauryl glucoside[1] IUPAC name (2R,3 …   Wikipedia

  • lauryl thiocyanate — noun A salt of lauryl alcohol used as a disinfectant • • • Main Entry: ↑laurel …   Useful english dictionary

  • lauryl — lau·ryl lȯr əl, lär n the monovalent group C12H25 derived from lauryl alcohol see SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE …   Medical dictionary

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