Linear Alkylbenzene (a.k.a. LAB) refers to a group of organic compounds with a benzene "head" followed by a tail of linear chain with 10 to 16 carbons. LABs are obtained from n-paraffins and benzene. n-Paraffins are a product of jet kerosene hydrotreating, which are dehydrogenated to linear olefins, that are reacted with benzene in the presence of a catalyst, namely HF or AlCl3. LABs are a major raw material in the manufacture of linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS), the most used surfactant available for use in biodegradable household detergent formulations.
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