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viscous liquid

POE (20) sorbitan monooleate, Polyoxyethylenesorbitan monooleate, Polyethylene glycol sorbitan monooleate, TWEEN 80, Polysorbate 80
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viscous liquid

mol wt

micellar avg mol wt 79.000
average mol wt 1310


Oleic acid, ≥58.0% (balance primarily linoleic, palmitic, and stearic acids)

greener alternative product characteristics

Use of Renewable Feedstocks
Design for Degradation
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0.012 mM (20-25°C)

transition temp

cloud point 65 °C


1.064 g/cm3



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General description

We are committed to bringing you Greener Alternative Products, which adhere to one or more of The 12 Principles of Green Chemistry. This product is a biobased surfactant and is aligned with the 7th principle of Green Chemistry "Use of Renewable Feedstocks" and the 10th principle "Design for Degradation".


TWEEN® 80 has been used in drug vehicle solution for specific injections in mice and rats. It has been used for the determination of esterase activity in bacterial cells.
Non-ionic detergent used for selective protein extraction and isolation of nuclei from mammalian cell lines.

Biochem/physiol Actions

TWEEN® 80 is a polysorbate surfactant which helps in stabilizing proteins and in protein membrane studies. It is regularly used for the extraction of membrane proteins and isolation of nuclei from cells.

Features and Benefits

  • 100 % Renewable
  • 100 % Bio-based
  • Certified to the USDA BioPreferred Program
  • Lower carbon footprint than petrochemical-based versions

Legal Information

TWEEN is a registered trademark of Croda International PLC

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids



Flash Point(F)

235.4 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

> 113 °C - closed cup

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V Ryu et al.
Neuroscience, 167(4), 1227-1238 (2010-03-04)
Previous reports show that vagal afferent innervation of the stomach eventually regenerates from surviving nodose ganglion (NG) neurons after subdiaphragmatic vagotomy. Systemic capsaicin treatment destroys gastric vagal afferent neurons expressing vanilloid receptor 1 (VR1). However, it is not known whether
Eric R Rhodes et al.
Journal of virological methods, 228, 31-38 (2015-11-13)
The collection of waterborne pathogen occurrence data often requires the concentration of microbes from large volumes of water due to the low number of microorganisms that are typically present in environmental and drinking waters. Hollow-fiber ultrafiltration (HFUF) has shown promise
Qun Wang et al.
Brain research, 1285, 188-195 (2009-06-17)
The group IIA secretory phospholipase A2 (sPLA(2)-IIA) has been studied extensively because of its involvement in inflammatory processes. Up-regulation of this enzyme has been shown in a number of neurodegenerative diseases including cerebral ischemia and Alzheimer's disease. PX-18 is a
Cristina Marcos-Arias et al.
BMC complementary and alternative medicine, 11, 119-119 (2011-11-29)
Candida-associated denture stomatitis is a frequent infectious disease. Treatment of this oral condition is difficult because failures and recurrences are common. The aim of this study was to test the in vitro antifungal activity of pure constituents of essentials oils.
Rokeya Tasneen et al.
Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 52(10), 3664-3668 (2008-08-13)
PA-824 is in phase II clinical testing to treat tuberculosis. At a dose of 100 mg/kg of body weight, it has demonstrated bactericidal activity during the initial and continuation phases of treatment in a murine model of tuberculosis. In a

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