Lauric acid

Definition of Lauric acid

1.(Chem.) a white, crystalline substance, CH3.(CH2)10.COOH, resembling palmitic acid, and obtained from the fruit of the bay tree, and various other vegetable sources. The sodium salt (sodium lauryl sulfate) is used as a detergent.

Related Words

dodecanoic acid, saturated fatty acid
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