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P8341

Sigma-Aldrich

TWEEN® 20

Low-peroxide; Low-carbonyls

Synonym(s):
Polyethylene glycol sorbitan monolaurate, Polyoxyethylenesorbitan monolaurate
CAS Number:
MDL number:
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

description

non-ionic

form

viscous liquid

mol wt

~1228

impurities

≤0.5 μmol/g Peroxides
≤1.0 μmol/g Carbonyls
≤3.0% water

refractive index

n20/D 1.468 (lit.)

CMC

0.06 mM (20-25°C)

transition temp

cloud point 76 °C

density

1.095 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
1.1 g/cm3 at 25 °C (lit.)

HLB

16.7

storage temp.

−20°C

InChI

1S/C26H50O10/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-24(30)34-19-18-31-20-22(32-15-12-27)26-25(35-17-14-29)23(21-36-26)33-16-13-28/h22-23,25-29H,2-21H2,1H3

InChI key

HMFKFHLTUCJZJO-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Tween®20, is a polyoxyethylene sorbitol ester that belongs to the polysorbate family. It is a nonionic detergent having a molecular weight of 1,225 daltons, assuming 20 ethylene oxide units, 1 sorbitol, and 1 lauric acid as the primary fatty acid. The ethylene oxide subunits are responsible for the hydrophilic nature of the surfactant, while the hydrocarbon chains provide the hydrophobic environment. Sorbitol forms the backbone ring to which the ethylene oxide polymers are attached.

Application

TWEEN 20 is widely used in several biochemical applications. It has been used:
  • As an emulsifying agent for the preparation of stable oil-in-water emulsions
  • In pre-extraction of membranes to remove peripheral proteins (used at 2% for extraction of membrane-bound proteins)
  • As a blocking agent for membrane based immunoassays at a typical concentration of 0.05%
  • For lysing mammalian cells at a concentration of 0.005 to 0.5%
Non-ionic detergent

Packaging

10, 5×10 mL in glass bottle

Other Notes

Preservative Free

Legal Information

TWEEN is a registered trademark of Croda International PLC

Storage Class Code

12 - Non Combustible Liquids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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