Alkyl Benzene (LAB) is widely used as primary cleaning agent in household
detergents due to its good biodegradability in the environment. LAB is
sulfonated at downstream plants to produce Linear Alkyl Benzene Sulfonic Acid
(known as LABSA), which is the most cost-effective surfactant available and
mainly used in household laundry and cleaning products. A small proportion of
LAB is employed in the manufacture of ink, agricultural herbicides, paint
industry, and wetting agents.
Data Sheet of LAB: