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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