Definition of sodium laureth sulphate in English:

sodium laureth sulphate

(also sodium laureth sulfate)

noun

mass noun
  • A soaplike compound that lathers easily, used chiefly in toiletries such as shower gel and shampoo.

    Sodium lauryl ether sulphate. Chemical formula: CH₃(CH₂)₁₁(OCH₂CH₂)ₙOSO₃Na

Origin

From sodium + laur (in lauryl, an alcohol with twelve carbon atoms from which the compound is prepared), + eth (in ether) + sulphate.

Pronunciation

sodium laureth sulphate

/ˌsəʊdɪəm ˌlɒrəθ ˈsʌlfeɪt/