Potassium lauryl sulfate

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Potassium lauryl sulfate
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Names
IUPAC name
Potassium dodecyl sulfate
Other names
Dodecyl potassium sulfate; Potassium lauryl sulphate; Potassium dodecyl sulphate
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.022.900
Properties
C12H25KO4S
Molar mass 304.49 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Potassium lauryl sulfate (potassium dodecyl sulfate) a detergent similar to sodium lauryl sulfate. Potassium lauryl sulfate is used in mud soaps. It has a better cleansing action indicated by the presence of the potassium ion (refer Fajans' rules).