Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (a.k.a. SLS, Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate) is a synthetic organic compound and anionic surfactant used in many domestic cleaning and hygiene products. It consists of a 12-carbon tail attached to a sulfate group, that is, it is the sodium salt of dodecyl hydrogen sulfate. Its hydrocarbon tail combined with a polar head give the compound amphiphilic properties and so make it useful as a detergent. SLS is produced by treating lauryl alcohol with sulfur trioxide gas, oleum, or chlorosulfonic acid to produce hydrogen lauryl sulfate, which is then neutralized through the addition of sodium hydroxide or sodium carbonate.
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