CHAPS is a zwitterionic surfactant used in the laboratory to solubilize biological macromolecules such as proteins. It has both hydrophilic and hydrophobicproperties. It can be used for s olubilization of membrane proteins. Combines the propertiesof both the sulfobetaine-type and bile-acid detergents. Both CHAPS andCHAPSO have low light absorbance in the ultravioletregion of the electromagnetic spectrum, which is useful for monitoring ongoingchemical reactions or protein-protein binding with UV/Vis spectroscopy. CAS Number: 75621-03-3; Synonyms: CHEBI:1418; 3-((3-Cholamidopropyl)dimethylammonium)-1-propanesulfonate; Molecular Formula: C32H58N2O7S Molecular Weight: 614.883 g/mol (anhydrous basis) InChI Key: UMCMPZBLKLEWAF-BCTGSCMUSA-N
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