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FARALAB
Linear Alkyl Benzene (LAB)

Linear Alkyl Benzene (LAB) is an Intermediate product used to produce detergents by using UOP “ Detal” Technology.

Applications

  • Household detergents
  • Laundry powders
  • Dishwashing Liquids
  • Liquid household cleaners
  • Agricultural herbicides
  • In emulsion Polymerization
  • As an emulsifier and wetting agent
  • In small quantity with other surfactant in toilet soap for foaming

Downloadable Data Sheet

Specifications

PARAMETERS TEST METHOD UNIT SPECIFICATION
1 Appearance Visual   Clear Liquid
2 Specific Gravity @20°C ASTM D - 4052   0.855 - 0.870
3 Bromine Index, Max UOP - 304 mg/100g 10
4 Saybolt Color ASTM D - 156   +30
5 Paraffin, Max UOP - 621 % 0.4
6 Phenyl C9, Max UOP - 673 % 1
7 Phenyl C10 UOP - 673 % 5 to 16
8 Phenyl C11, Min UOP - 673 % 30
9 Phenyl C12, Min UOP - 673 % 28
10 Phenyl C13 UOP - 673 % 10 to 30
11 Phenyl C14, Max UOP - 673 % 1
12 Linear Alkyl Benzene, Min UOP - 673 % 92
13 2-Phenyl Isomer UOP - 673 % 18 to 32
14 Molecular Weight UOP - 673   240 ± 2
15 Moisture Content, Max UOP - 481 ppm 200
16 Dialkyl Tetralin, Max UOP - 929 % 1