Moore, James Alexander Formerly, Department of Chemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.
A soft, waxy material derived from the greasy coating on raw wool. In the processing of wool, the fleece is scoured with an aqueous alkaline solution to remove debris, wax, water-soluble material, and free acids. The insoluble fraction, which constitutes about 15–20% of the weight of the original wool, is crude lanolin.
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