Triton® X-100 is a non-ionic surfactant and emulsifier which is often used in biochemical applications to solubilize proteins. Triton X-100 has no antimicrobial properties. It is considered as a comparatively mild detergent, non-denaturing, and is reported in numerous references as a routinely added reagent. It does absorb in the ultraviolet region of the spectrum, however, so can interfere with protein quantitation.
4-(1,1,3,3-Tetramethylbutyl)phenyl-polyethylene glycol, Octoxinol; Triton X; t-Octylphenoxypolyethoxyethanol, Polyethylene glycol tert-octylphenyl ether, Octoxynol; Octoxynol-3; Preceptin
t-Oct-C6H4-(OCH2CH2)xOH, x= 9-10
average mol wt 625; micellar avg mol wt 80,000
500 ml, 1 L