Definition of sodium lauryl sulphate in English:

sodium lauryl sulphate

(also sodium lauryl sulfate)


mass noun
  • 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


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


sodium lauryl sulphate

/ˌsəʊdɪəm ˌlɒr(ə)l ˈsʌlfeɪt/