Triton X-100 is a nonionic surfactant, it can also be used as a detergent and it is considered 100% "active" and biodegradable in liquid form. It has numerous general uses as a wetting agent, emulsifier or even as a mild detergent. It is an effective desizing agent and assists oxalic acid in the removal of rust. Compatible with certain bleaches. Safe for cotton, rayon, nylon acetate, polyester and blends. Test on wool and linens. Use a 2-3% solution to remove grime from paintings and to clean masonry.
Soluble in water, ethyl & isopropyl alcohol, toluene, xylene and most chlorinated solvents.
Chemical formula: C14H22O(C2H4O)n