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This powerful detergent is often used to break open all membranes within a cell including the nuclear membrane. To break only the cytoplasmic membrane, one should use IGEPAL CA-630 (AKA Nonidet P-40).
It is an ethoxylated nonylphenol for non-ionic surfactant and can act as emulsifier and demulsifier agent.
The applications for NP-40: - Paper & textile processing - Paints & coatings - Agrochemicals
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