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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sodium and calcium with high intensities as well as poly(dimethyl siloxane), different fatty acids, wax alcohols, alkylbenzene sulfonates and carboxylic acid salts like sodium soaps.
Linear alkylbenzene sulfonates and related compounds.
Linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) is an amphiphilic surfactant with a high solid-adsortion coefficient and readily adsorbs onto colloidal surfaces, suspended particles and solid substrates in water (Painter and Zabel 1989).
Alcohol ethoxylates, soap, linear alkylbenzene sulfonates, alcohol sulfates and alcohol ethoxylates together account for more than 72% of the total consumed.
In a presentation on advances in alkyl benzene sulfonate surfactants, several researchers from Procter & Gamble, detailed the benefits of modified linear alkylbenzene sulfonates (MLAS).