isethionic acid


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isethionic acid

[¦īs·ə·thī¦än·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
CH2OH·CH·SO2OH A water-soluble liquid, boiling at 100°C; used in the manufacture of detergents.
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Sodium lauroyl isethionate is formulated by using fatty acids combined with isethionic acid. Isethionic acid is derived from sodium bisulfite and aqueous solution of ethylene oxide.
The water-soluble cue was subsequently isolated and characterized as a complex between the sugar floridoside and isethionic acid (F-I complex; Williamson et al., 2000).
During further research on this system, we obtained inductive fractions that contained isethionic acid but not floridoside, and we were also unable to reproduce a synthetic F-I complex that induced settlement of larval H.
Isethionic acid was prepared by passing a solution of sodium isethionate (Aldrich) in MilliQ water through a column of AG50WX2 ([H.sup.+] form) ion-exchange resin.
The [sup.1]H and [sup.13]C NMR data for [1] corresponded to previously published data for floridoside [[Alpha]-D-galactopyranosyl-(1-2.)-glycerol] (Karsten et al., 1993) and isethionic acid (Barrow et al., 1993) in 1:1 integral ratios (Fig.