D141 Sigma


Used as non-ionic detergent

Synonym: Digitin

  • CAS Number 11024-24-1

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C56H92O29

  • Molecular Weight 1229.31

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 78654

  •  EC Number 234-255-6

  •  MDL number MFCD00077729

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24893429



Related Categories Biochemicals and Reagents, Cell Biology, Cell Culture, Cell Lysis Reagents, Cell Signaling and Neuroscience,
optical activity   [α]20/D −54°, c = 2.8 in methanol(lit.)
mol wt   micellar avg mol wt 70,000
aggregation number   60
CMC   <0.5 mM(20-25°C)
mp   230-240 °C (dec.)(lit.)
solubility   H2O: ~5 % (w/v) (solubilized by heating to 95 °C - 98 °C and then cooling to room temp.)



Preparation is free of water-insoluble constituents.


Digitonin has been used in a study to assess a procedure for isolating mitochondria from ascites tumor cells. It has also been used in a study to investigate its effect on the cytotoxicity of plant secondary metabolites in cancer cells. This mild nonionic detergent can be used to solubilize receptors and permeabilize cellular and nuclear membranes.

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What is the solubility of Product D141, Digitonin?
The solubility of D141 is tested by heating a 5% solution in water to 95-98°C and then cooling the solution to room temperature. After cooling, the solution should remain practically clear for at least 24 hours. The product can also be dissolved at 100mg/4mL of warm ethanol.
What is the solution stability of Product D141, Digitonin?
We recommend making solutions fresh for use.
How pure is Product D141, Digitonin?
The purity of this product is evaluated by Thin Layer Chromatography. The actual results are lot specific and will be reported on the Certificate of Analysis of each lot.
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Detergent Properties and Applications

The key to detergent function is an amphipathic structure. All detergents are characterized as containing a hydrophilic “head” region and a hydrophobic “tail” region (see Figure 1).
Vicki Caligur
BioFiles 2008, 3.3, 14.
Keywords: Adsorption, Biochemistry, Cell disruption, Chromatography, Crystallization, Detergents, Diagnostic, Dialysis, Electrophoresis, Enzymology, Filtration, Mass spectrometry, Normal-phase chromatography, Nucleic acid denaturation, Precipitation, Purification, Separation, Size-exclusion chromatography

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