Dodecylbenzene Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Dodecylbenzene Properties


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Dodecylbenzene is an organic compound. This colourless waxy solid consists of a dodecyl group attached to a phenyl group. Dodecylbenzene is a precursor to sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate, a surfactant that is a key ingredient of household laundry detergents.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colourless liquid
Boiling Point 290 - 410 °C
CAS Number 123-01-3
Density 0.856 g/cm3
EINECS Number 204-591-8
IUPAC Name Dodecylbenzene
InChI 1S/C18H30/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-12-15-18-16-13-11-14-17-18/h11,13-14,16-17H,2-10,12,15H2,1H3
Melting Point -7 °C
Molar Mass 246.43 g/mol
Molecular Formula C18H30
NFPA 704 H-1,F-1,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number CZ9540000
Refractive n20/D 1.482
Solubility Insoluble
Synonyms 1-Phenyldodecane;Phenyldodecane;n-Dodecylbenzene;Laurylbenzene uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X