alkylbenzene sulfonate

noun

Definition of alkylbenzene sulfonate

: a derivative of benzene that is used in detergents as a surfactant Alkylbenzene sulfonates are another member of this class and are used as detergents, corrosion inhibitors and emulsifiers in both automotive and industrial lubricants.— Neil Canter, Tribology & Lubrication Technology, March 2010

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1955, in the meaning defined above

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“Alkylbenzene sulfonate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alkylbenzene%20sulfonate. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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