Apart from the performance characteristics of alpha olefin sulfonates, such as foaming properties and mildness to the skin, its biodegradability boosts its use as an alternative to linear alkylbenzene
sulfonates in a variety of personal care products.
 Marcelino Neto MA, Barbosa Jr JR (2010) Solubility, density and viscosity of mixtures of isobutane (R-600a) and a linear alkylbenzene
as a new producer of linear alkylbenzene
sulfonate, coconut fatty alcohol sulfate and sodium lauryl ether sulfate with a total sulfonation capacity of 40,000 metric tons annually.
As a new manufacturer of linear alkylbenzene
sulfonate (LABS), coconut fatty alcohol sulfate (CFAS) and sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES), BBBDI's project, which started operations in October, has a total sulfonation capacity of 40,000 metric tons per year and employs 102 personnel.
The unit produces linear alkylbenzene
, which is used to make a variety of different detergent formulations, including biodegradable household detergents.
It also developed linear alkylbenzene
, which is the basis for biodegradable detergents.
This week, the company announced that it has signed a project development agreement with Cepsa of Spain for a new, world-scale Linear Alkylbenzene
(LAB) facility in Adnoc's refining and petrochemicals complex in Ruwais, UAE.
In detergent, chemocleansing agents may be composed of a mixture of cationic [i.e., dodecyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride (DDBAC)], anionic surfactants [i.e., linear alkylbenzene
sulfonates (LAS), sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate (SDBS), and SDS], nonionic surfactants [i.e., Tweens, Triton, and fatty alcohol polyoxyethylene ether (FAPOE)], and builders (i.e., phosphates, carbonates) [21, 35, 83].
The deposition of hybrid Ti[O.sub.2] films, incorporating compounds like alkylbenzene
sulfonate surfactants  or copper phthalocyanine , is also feasible.
The effect degree order of IFT reducing ability for group components by alkylbenzene
sulfonate (ABS) surfactants was resins > aromatics > saturates > wax [6, 49].
Further compounds found with high intensities in different covered areas of the needle shaft are: calcium oxides, calcium sulfate, fatty acids ([C.sub.n][H.sub.2n+j]COOH), alkyl sulfates ([C.sub.n][H.sub.2n+1]S[O.sup.-.sub.4]), alkylbenzene
sulfonates ([C.sub.n][H.sub.2n+1][C.sub.6][H.sub.4]S[O.sup.-.sub.3]), toluene sulfonic acid (C[H.sub.3][C.sub.6][H.sub.4]S[O.sup.-.sub.3]), quaternary ammonium compounds (N[([C.sub.n][H.sub.2n+1]).sup.+.sub.4]) and formic acid.