Linear alkylbenzene sulfonic acid, also known as LABSA, is the largest-volume synthetic surfactant because of its relatively low cost and good performance. This product is commonly used as a cleaning agent for household and personal care products including laundry powders, laundry liquids, oil soap, cleaning powder, and dish-washing liquids.
This nonvolatile chemical compound is synthesized through the process of sulfonation. The sulfonation reagents include sulfuric acid, chlorosulfonic acid, sulfamic acid and diluted sulfur trioxide. This chemical finds applications in anionic specialty formulations. The quality of pesticide sprays can be improved from it. Linear alkyl benzene sulphonic acid can be used as a washing and mercerizing agent in the textile industry as well as in numerous industrial applications like as a coupling agent and as an emulsifier for agricultural herbicides and in emulsion polymerization.
This chemical is biodegradable and environmentally friendly.