Tween® 80

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Tween 80

SYNONYMS: Polysorbate 80; Polyoxyethylene Sorbitan Monooleate; Monitan; Ethoxylated Sorbitan Monooleate; Sorbital O 20; Sorlate; Polyethylene glycol sorbitan monooleate
CAS: # 9005-65-6
MOLECULAR WEIGHT: 604.822 g/mol
MDL No: MFCD00082107
SKU 02103170-CF Categories , , Tag


Tween 80 Application Notes Tween 80 has been widely used in biochemical applications including: solubilizing proteins, isolating nuclei from cells in culture, growing of tubercule bacilli, and emulsifying and dispersing substances in medicinal and food products. It has little or no activity as an anti-bacterial agent. It has been shown to have an adverse effect on the antibacterial effect of methyl paraben and related compounds. Usage Statement Unless specified otherwise, MP Biomedical's products are for research or further manufacturing use only, not for direct human use. For more information, please contact our customer service department. Key Applications Surfactant
SKU: 02103170-CF
Base Catalog Number: 103170
Alternate Names: 103170
CAS : # 9005-65-6
Critical Micelle Concentration : 0.012 mM (13-15 mg/L)
Format : Viscous Liquid
MDL No : MFCD00082107
Molecular Weight : 604.822 g/mol
Optical Rotation: =2.2Hydroxyl Value
Potency : Eyeshields, Gloves
PPE : 45 - 55
Refractive Index : T
RTECS No : WG2932500
Specific Gravity : 1.06 - 1.09
Sterility : Soluble/miscible in water to give a clear yellow solution; miscible with alcohol; dioxane; and ethyl acetate; practically insoluble in liquid paraffin and fixed oils (such as mineral oil).

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