- 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.
Origin of lauryl alcohol
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- a water-insoluble crystalline solid used in the manufacture of detergents; 1-dodecanol. Formula: CH 3 (CH 2) 10 CH 2 OH
C20: from laur (ic acid) + -yl
- A colorless solid alcohol used in synthetic detergents and pharmaceuticals.
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- A colorless solid alcohol used in synthetic detergents and pharmaceuticals. Chemical formula: C12H26O.
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