sodium lauryl sulfate

Definitions of sodium lauryl sulfate

n a caustic detergent useful for removing grease; although commonly included in personal care items (shampoos and toothpastes etc.) it can irritate skin and should not be swallowed

SLS, sodium lauryl sulphate
Type of:
sulfate, sulphate
a salt or ester of sulphuric acid
a surface-active chemical widely used in industry and laundering

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