1. Digitonin as a Biological Detergent

    Digitonin as a Biological Detergent
    Digitonin (C56H92O29) is a steroidal, monodesmosidic saponin (a toxic chemical with a plant-based origin) derived from the foxglove plant species, Lady’s Glove; Digitalis pupurea. The compound appears as a white or off-white powder under room temperature, and scientists often apply it as a biological detergent due to its capacity to water-solubilize lipids.  The compound naturally occurs as a non-ionic surfactant...

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