Form: White solid
Conductivity: <25µS in a 10% solution
Critical micelle concentration (CMC): 6-10mM (25°C)
Aggregation number: 10
Cloud point: >100°C
Has all the advantages of sulfobetaine containing detergents: hydrophobic, bile salt, and anionic detergents in a single molecule.
Better at solubilizing proteins and breaking protein-protein interactions.
Less protein aggregation than non-ionic detergents.
Capable of solubilizing opiate receptors.
CHAPS can be removed from protein solutions with a detergent removing gel or by dialysis.