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
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. 1 It has also been used in a study to investigate its effect on the cytotoxicity of plant secondary metabolites in cancer cells. 2 This mild nonionic detergent can be used to solubilize receptors and permeabilize cellular and nuclear membranes.
Optical Activity: [a]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.)