Kemsurf SBE acid, a highly active dodecyl benzene sulphonic acid produced through SO3 sulphonation, stands out as a readily biodegradable product. Derived from a narrow cut straight-chain grade detergent alkylate, it serves as a prime raw material for detergent manufacturing. Its applications span various areas, including liquid dishwashing and cleaning solutions for both industrial and domestic purposes.

Chemical Name: Benzenesulfonic acid, 4-C10-13-sec-alkyl derivs.

Functions: Surfactant, Surfactant (Anionic)

CAS Number: 85536-14-7

Labeling Claims: Biodegradable

Technical Data Sheet

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Identification & Functionality

Cleaning Ingredients Functions

Features & Benefits

Labeling Claims
HII Features

Applications & Uses

Home Care Applications
I&I Cleaning Applications
  • Kemsurf SBE acid is an ideal raw material for the production of detergents that can be used in a number of application areas such as liquid dish washing and cleaning solution for both industrial and domestic use. Also the neutralized products offer excellent emulsification properties depending upon the salt produced.
  • Kemsurf SBE acid is recommended as an intermediate for neutralization with a number of bases such as sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, ammonia and triethanolamine.
  • The following table gives the approximate amount of base to neutralize 100 parts by weight of Kemsurf SBE acid.

Neutralising base: Parts of weight required

  • 30% w/w sodium hydroxide solution: 41.0
  • 50% w/w potassium hydroxide solution: 34.5
  • 100% triethanolamine: 46.0
  • 35% w/w ammonia solution: 15.4


Physical Form
Dark brown viscous liquid (at 25°C)
Slightly Soluble in
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Flash Point197.0°CClosed Cup
Pour Point6.3°C-
S-Adenosyl Methionine (Eq. Wt. 326)min. 96.5%-
Specific Gravity (at 20°C)1.06--
Viscosity (at 25°C )1488cP-

Packaging & Availability

Regional Availability
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • USA
Packaging Information

Kemsurf SBE acid can be supplied in bulk road tankers, IBC’s and 200kg nett drums.

Storage & Handling

Storage Conditions
  • Stainless steel, polyethylene or glass lined equipment is necessary for the storage of Kemsurf SBE acid in order to prevent corrosion and subsequent contamination.
  • Kemsurf SBE acidl can separate on standing and at low temperatures.
  • May require agitation and warming prior to use.