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8047-15-2 - Saponin - A18820 - Alfa Aesar

A18820 Saponin

CAS Number

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
25g 33.55
100g 83.39
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Chemical Properties

Melting point
158° dec.
Soluble in cold water.


A glycoside used to permeabilize cellular membranesSaponin is used as dietary supplements and nutraceuticals and as adjuvants in the production of vaccines. It finds application in food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical sectors. It is used as a liquid soap, jewelry polish, detergent, pet shampoo, surfactant and wetting agent. It is also involved as anti-microbe to treat malaria, lower cholesterol, support to immune system, in bone strength and for hyper tension. Further, it is used as animal feed and an automobile cleaner.


Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.

Literature References

Golemanov, K.; Tcholakova, S.; Denkov, N.; Pelan, E.; Stoyanov, S. D. The role of the hydrophobic phase in the unique rheological properties of saponin adsorption layers. Soft matter 2014, 10 (36), 7034-7044.

Yang, P.; Zhou, M.; Zhou, C.; Zhang, F.; Chen, J. Separation and purification of both tea seed polysaccharide and saponin from camellia cake extract using macroporous resin. J. Sep. Sci. 2015, 38 (4), 656-662.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H319-H335

Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P261-P280-P264-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P312-P337+P313-P405-P403+P233-P501a

Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. Wash thoroughly after handling. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention. Store locked up. Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

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