Agent Name

Sodium alkylbenzene sulfonate

CAS Number

68411-30-3

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Benzenesulfonic acid, C10-13-alkyl derivs, sodium salts; LAS, sodium salt; LAS-Na; Linear alkylbenzenesulfonate, sodium salt; Straight-chain alkyl benzene sulfonate; Benzenesulfonic acid, linear alkyl-, sodium salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Emulsifiers/Surfactants

Description

Solid; Typically available as 50% concentrate; [ICSC] Pale yellow liquid or solid; [CAMEO] Aqueous solution: Clear colorless liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as surfactant in industrial and household detergents and cleaners; [HSBD] Used in the chemicals, polymers, photographic, and textile processing industries; Also used in photochemicals and construction materials; [IUCLID]

Comments

A skin and respiratory tract irritant; Corrosive to eyes; [ICSC] A skin irritant; Corrosive to eyes; [eChemPortal: ERMA] Linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS): compounds with a sulfonated aromatic ring and a linear alkyl chain usually containing 10 to 14 carbon atoms; Commercial product is mixture of more than twenty of these homologues and isomers; Causes moderate skin and eye irritation (increases with concentration); Moderately toxic by inhalation; Effects in high-dose animal studies include increase in relative liver weight and effect on kidney tubular epithelium; [eChemPortal: SIDSUNEP]

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