alkylbenzene sulfonates

alkylbenzene sulfonates

[¦al·kəl¦ben‚zēn ′səl·fə‚nāts]
(organic chemistry)
Widely used nonbiodegradable detergents, commonly dodecylbenzene or tridecylbenzene sulfonates.
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In addition to an overview of total surfactant consumption, the study details the markets for the five "primary" surfactants: linear alkylbenzene sulfonates (LABS), alcohol ethoxysulfates (AES), alcohol sulfates (AS), alcohol ethoxylate (AE), and alkylphenol ethoxylate (APE) by region and by end use.
For example, one of the new surfactants being developed is methyl ester sulfonate (MES), which is slated to be used by Huish to replace linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LABS) and other primary surfactants in its private label detergent products.
In a presentation on advances in alkyl benzene sulfonate surfactants, several researchers from Procter & Gamble, detailed the benefits of modified linear alkylbenzene sulfonates (MLAS).