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Alkylaryl Sulfonate

A generic term covering a wide range of anionic surfactants and detergent processing aids. The alkylaryl sulfonates of primary interest to the detergent industry are the surfactants classified as linear alkylate sulfonates, usually sodium salts, and the processing aids ammonium, potassium, or sodium salts of toluene, xylene, or cumene sulfonates. They are used to solubilize the active ingredients in some liquid detergents. See Also: Linear Alkyl Sulfonate (LAS) Linear Alkyl Sulfonate (LAS) Alkylbenzene Sulfonate (ABS) Alkylbenzene Sulfonate (ABS) Alkylbenzene Sulfonate (ABS) Linear Alkyl Sulfonate (LAS) Alkylbenzene Sulfonate (ABS) Alkylbenzene Sulfonate (ABS) Emulsification Wetting Agent