Definition of sodium lauryl sulfate in English:

sodium lauryl sulfate

noun

(mainly British sodium lauryl sulphate)
  • A soaplike compound that lathers easily, used chiefly in laundry detergents, cleaning products, and toiletries such as shower gel and shampoo.

    Chemical formula: CH₃(CH₂)₁₁SO₄Na

Pronunciation

sodium lauryl sulfate

/ˌsōdēəm ˌlôrəl ˈsəlfāt/ /ˌsoʊdiəm ˌlɔrəl ˈsəlfeɪt/ /ˌsōdēəm ˌlärəl ˈsəlfāt/ /ˌsoʊdiəm ˌlɑrəl ˈsəlfeɪt/

Origin

From sodium + lauryl, an alcohol with twelve carbon atoms from which the compound is prepared, + sulfate.