Agent Name

Benzenesulfonic acid, C10-16-alkyl derivatives

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Major Category

Other Classes


(C10-C16) Alkylbenzenesulfonic acid; (C10-C16) Saturated alkylbenzenesulfonic acid; (C10-C16)Alkyl benzene sulfonic acid; (C10-C16)Alkylbenzenesulfonic acid; C10-C16 Alkylbenzenesulfonic acid; [ChemIDplus] Benzene sulfonic acid, C10-16 alkyl derivates; Benzolsulfonsaure, C10-16-Alkyl-Deriv; Dobanic Acid 103; Dobanicsaueren; [IUCLID] Petroleum, di-C10-16 linear saturated alkaryl derivatised Benzenesulfonic acids; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations] Linear alkylbenzenesulfonic acid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] UN2586


Benzenesulfonic Acid Derivatives


Brown viscous liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]


Used in chemical synthesis, in the personal-domestic use industry, and as a detergent (after neutralization); [IUCLID] Used to make linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) surfactants; [EPA ChAMP: Submission] Used as an active (disinfectant-antimicrobial and wood preservative) and inert (residential and agricultural end-use products) component in pesticide products; [ExPub: EPA - RDD] Used in hydraulic fluids, lubricants-greases, and metalworking fluids; [ExPub: ECHA REACH Registrations]


Exists in neutral pH aqueous solution as the same chemical species as LAS solutions; LAS demonstrate no significant adverse effects in repeated-dose, reproductive toxicity, developmental toxicity/teratogenicity, or carcinogenicity studies; [EPA ChAMP: Submission] Corrosive to skin and eyes in rabbits; Not a sensitizer in guinea pig maximization tests; [IUCLID] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract; Harmful by ingestion and skin absorption; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Alkyl sulfonic acids, liquid, with not more than 5% free Sulfuric acid."

Adverse Effects

Skin Burns

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