lauryl alcohol


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lau·ryl alcohol

 (lôr′əl, lŏr′-)
n.
A colorless solid alcohol, C12H26O, used in synthetic detergents and pharmaceuticals.

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lauryl alcohol

(ˈlɔːrɪl; ˈlɒ-)
n
(Elements & Compounds) 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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lau′ryl al′cohol

(ˈlɔr ɪl, ˈlɒr-)
n.
a compound, C12H26O, used chiefly in making synthetic detergents.
[1920–25; laur(ic acid) + -yl]
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Noun1.lauryl alcohol - a colorless insoluble solid alcohol used to make detergents and pharmaceuticalslauryl alcohol - a colorless insoluble solid alcohol used to make detergents and pharmaceuticals
alcohol - any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation
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Moreover, Lauryl Alcohol is used as an intermediate in the manufacture of surfactants.