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Sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate

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Dodecylbenzenesulfonic acid sodium salt, SDBS
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General description

Sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate is an ionic surfactant.
Sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate (SDBS) acts as a surfactant in the ionic self-assembly reaction of cyclophane BIMCP-1.


Sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate has been used to stabilize dispersions of graphene nanoflakes (GNFs) during the preparation of the liquid phase of GNFs. It can also suspend single-walled carbon nanotubes as individuals in aqueous media and also give well-resolved spectral features.
Sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate was used to fabricate amperometic biosensors for glucose.


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Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Eye Irrit. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2

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11 - Combustible Solids



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  3. What does "Technical Grade" in the description of Product 289957, Sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate?

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  4. What is the expected pH range of Product 289957, Sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate, in solution?

    Although we do not test the pH during our quality control process, we would expect the pH of a 10% aqueous solution to be between 6.0 and 9.5.

  5. What are the other species in this technical grade product Product 289957, Sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate?

    We do not identify or quantify the potential impurities in this product; however, some potential impurities may be salts like sodium chloride and sodium sulfate, petroleum ether and water.

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Xinglong Pan et al.
ACS applied materials & interfaces, 13(24), 28864-28869 (2021-06-09)
Polymer composites have attracted increasing interest as thermal management materials for use in devices owing to their ease of processing and potential lower costs. However, most polymer composites have only modest thermal conductivities, even at high concentrations of additives, resulting
Low operation voltage macromolecular composite memory assisted by graphene nanoflakes.
Lai YC, et al.
Journal of Material Chemistry C, 1(3), 552-559 (2013)
Individually suspended single-walled carbon nanotubes in various surfactants.
Moore VC, et al.
Nano Letters, 3(10), 1379-1382 (2003)
Sandeep Kumar et al.
Organic letters, 15(13), 3400-3403 (2013-06-22)
Cyclophane BIMCP-1 undergoes ionic self-assembly with surfactant sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate (SDBS) at a concentration far below its CMC value to form aggregates with spherical morphology. The rotational restriction of rings in these aggregates facilitates 32-fold enhancement in emission intensity (AIEE) to
Jie Chen et al.
Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 29(33), 10586-10595 (2013-07-19)
Electrodes modified with single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) offer a number of attractive properties for developing novel electrochemical sensors. A common method to immobilize SWNTs onto the electrode surface is by placing a droplet of a SWNT suspension onto the electrode

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