Surfactants: Sodium laureth sulfate (SLeS) – a type of alkyl ether sulfate

Alkyl ether sulfates result from the sulfation of an ethoxylated fatty alcohol. Ethoxylation is the process by which ethylene oxide is added to a fatty acid alcohol to create detergent properties in a surfactant. If you compare the molecule above to that of SLS (from yesterday), you’ll see that little oxygen (O) atom is messing…

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