Insecticide, Adjuvant, Biocide: Dodecylbenzenesulfonic acid and its salts are used
as degreasers in meat-cutting rooms. Also used as a laboratory
chemical, to make detergents, and in electronically
cleaning and pickling baths. Not listed for use in EU countries.
Approved for use in the U.S. and other countries.
There are 30 global suppliers.
Dodecylbenzenesulphonic acid is corrosive. When heated to decomposition or on contact with strong acids produces highly toxic fumes of oxides of sulfur. The toxicity and hazards of individual alkylbenzene sulfonic acids must be assessed individually [Kirk-Othmer, 3rd ed., Vol. 22, 1978, p. 45].
Air & Water Reactions
Soluble in water.
brown or tan solid
EYES AND SKIN: A 0.5% to 1% concentration in water caused significant irritation. The technical grade is corrosive and may cause irreversible damage to eyes and skin. INGESTION: Irritation of the mouth, esophagus and stomach. Diarrhea, intestinal distention and occasional vomiting.
ACIDISOL®; CALSOFT LAS 99®; E 7256®; ELFAN
WA sulphonic acid®; NACCONOL 98 SA®; RHODACAL
Special Hazards of Combustion Products: May give off SO 3 , SO 2 and H 2 S
Dodecylbenzenesulphonic acid is a colorless liquid. Dodecylbenzenesulphonic acid is soluble in water. Dodecylbenzenesulphonic acid is corrosive to metals and tissue. Dodecylbenzenesulphonic acid is used to make detergents.