Alkylation of benzene with 1-dodecene catalyzed by metal-pillared montmorillonite (M-PILC, M = Al, Cr, Fe, Al-Fe, Fe-Cr) was successfully carried out. The formation of linear monoalkylbenzenes in 98% yield in the presence of Fe-PILC during two hours is remarkable. The 2-phenydodecane obtained with 30% concentration within the other 3-, 4-, 5-, and 6-monosubstituted products is similar to that obtained in Universal Oil Products Detal catalysis process.