wool alcohols

lanolin a's.

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  • wool — The hair of the sheep; sometimes, when defatted, used as a surgical dressing. SYN: lana. w. alcohols w. wax alcohols prepared by saponification of the grease of sheep w. and separation of the fraction that contains cholesterol (not less than 30%) …   Medical dictionary

  • wool grease — noun a yellow viscous animal oil extracted from wool; a mixture of fatty acids and esters; used in some ointments and cosmetics • Syn: ↑lanolin, ↑wool fat • Hypernyms: ↑animal oil • Substance Holonyms: ↑ointment, ↑unction, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lanolin alcohols — [NF] a mixture of aliphatic alcohols, triterpenoid alcohols, and sterols, obtained by hydrolysis of lanolin; used as an emulsifying agent in the preparation of water in oil emulsions. Called also wool a s …   Medical dictionary

  • wax — wax1 waxable, adj. waxlike, adj. /waks/, n. 1. Also called beeswax. a solid, yellowish, nonglycerine substance allied to fats and oils, secreted by bees, plastic when warm and melting at about 145°F, variously employed in making candles, models,… …   Universalium

  • industrial polymers, major — Introduction       chemical compounds used in the manufacture of synthetic industrial materials.       In the commercial production of plastics, elastomers, man made fibres, adhesives, and surface coatings, a tremendous variety of polymers are… …   Universalium

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  • carboxylic acid — Chem. any organic acid containing one or more carboxyl groups. [1900 05; CARBOXYL + IC] * * * Any organic compound with the general chemical formula ―COOH in which a carbon (C) atom is bonded to an oxygen (O) atom by a double bond to make a… …   Universalium

  • chemical compound — Introduction  any substance composed of identical molecules consisting of atoms (atom) of two or more chemical elements (chemical element).       All the matter in the universe is composed of the atoms of more than 100 different chemical elements …   Universalium

  • textile — /teks tuyl, til/, n. 1. any cloth or goods produced by weaving, knitting, or felting. 2. a material, as a fiber or yarn, used in or suitable for weaving: Glass can be used as a textile. adj. 3. woven or capable of being woven: textile fabrics. 4 …   Universalium

  • Organosulfate — Structure of an alkylsulfate (not show is the cation such as sodium or ammonium). Organosulfates are a class of organic compounds sharing a common functional group commonly with the structure R O SO3 . The SO4 core is a sulfate group and the R… …   Wikipedia

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