Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate (a.k.a. LAS, Linear Alkylbenzene Sulphonic Acid) refers to a group of anionic surfactants, which are comprised of an aromatic ring sulfonated at the para position and attached to a linear alkyl chain with 10 to 13 carbons. LAS are produced by sulfonation of linear alkyl benzenes with sulfonating agents, such as sulfuric acid or chlorosulfonic acid, in the presence of hydrogen fluoride catalyst. LAS readily biodegraded in aerobic envinroments, and due to this characteristic, is the most used surfactant in household detergent formulations. It is also widely employed a number of industrial applications.
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