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A hydrocarbon, CH3(CH2)11C6H5, manufactured by a Friedel-Crafts reaction between dodecene (CH3(CH2)9CH:CH2) and benzene. It can be sulphonated, and the sodium salt of the sulphonic acid is the basis of common detergents.

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