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A16046 Triton® X-100

CAS Number
Polyethylene glycol tert-octylphenyl ether

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
A16046-AE 100ml 19.90
A16046-AP 500ml 33.70
A16046-0F 2500ml 129.00
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Triton® X-100


Chemical Properties

Formula Weight
ca. 625
Melting point
ca 5°
Boiling Point
Flash Point
Refractive Index
Storage & Sensitivity
Ambient temperatures.
Miscible with water.


Detergent, equivalent to Nonidet P-40.Triton|r X-100 is used as a non-ionic detergent, emulsifier and dispersing agent. It is useful for isolation of membrane proteins. It is also used in electrophoresis. It is an active ingredient in influenza vaccine (Fluzone). It finds applications in the dispersion of carbon materials for soft composite materials and restricting colony expansion in Aspergillus nidulans in microbiology. Further, it is an active ingredient in homemade vinyl record cleaning fluids together with distilled water and isopropyl alcohol.


Store in a cool place. Incompatible with strong acids, strong bases and strong oxidizing agents.

Literature References

Nonionic detergent and emulsifier.

El-Agamey, A.; El-Hagrasy, M. A.; Suenobu, T.; Fukuzumi, S. Influence of pH on the decay of beta-carotene radical cation in aqueous Triton X-100: A laser flash photolysis study. J. Photochem. Photobiol., B 2015, 146, 68-73.

Patel, V.; Bharatiya, B.; Ray, D.; Aswal, V. K.; Bahadur, P. Investigations on microstructural changes in pH responsive mixed micelles of Triton X-100 and bile salt. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2015, 441, 106-112.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H302-H318

Harmful if swallowed. Causes serious eye damage.

Precautionary Statements: P264b-P270-P280-P301+P312-P305+P351+P338-P310-P330-P501c

Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Rinse mouth. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

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