invert soap

invert soap
a class of synthetic detergents in which the surface-active part of the molecule is the cation
Syn: ↑cationic detergent
Hypernyms: ↑detergent
Hyponyms: ↑cetrimide

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invert soap,
a soap in which the organic portion is positively charged, rather than negatively as in ordinary soap: »

Invert soaps have strong disinfectant and acid-resistant qualities.

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