Degradation of linear alkylabenzene sulfonate (LAS) and its compounds in Donghu Lake (Hubei, P.R.C.) determined by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)

  • Ayfer Yediler
  • Xu Ying
  • Zhang Yongyuan
  • Chen Junjian


Commercial linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS), mixture of alkylchain lengths and phenyl position isomers (C10−C13), is widely used as a major constituent of household and industrial detergents in the People's Republic of China. Degradation process and behaviour of LAS compounds during an 82-hour lake water die-away study, with an added LAS concentration of 1.5mg·L−1, was quantified and accomplished by HPLO-UV after extractionon the SepPek C18 reversed-phase cartridges. The degradation rate became progressively faster with increasing chain length. The technique described in this study is fast, sensitive and specific, and can be used to determine low levels of LAS and for establishing water quality criteria and standards relating to LAS and its compounds.


High Performance Liquid Chromatography High Performance Liquid Chromatography Methylene Blue Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate Alkyl Chain Length 
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© Science Press 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ayfer Yediler
    • 1
  • Xu Ying
    • 2
  • Zhang Yongyuan
    • 2
  • Chen Junjian
    • 2
  1. 1.Gesellschaft für Strahlen und Umwelt forschung mBH, MünchenFRG
  2. 2.Institute of HydrobiologyAcademia SinicaWuhan

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