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  • n  any of a series of univalent groups of the general formula CnH2n+1 derived from aliphatic hydrocarbons

  • SCIENCE Sulphonated castor oil, the sodium alkyl sulphates, and the sodium salts of sulphonated alkyl naphthalenes are "wetting agents.
  • But when Lasker learned that Pepsodent toothpaste contained a detergent called sodium alkyl sulphate, he ordered his own writers to rename the ingredient in three vowels and two .
  • The new, more subtle contaminants bear such exotic names as alkyl benzene solfonate and acrolein, and they differ in one major respect from the contaminants of a century and a .

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