Patent Number: 8,791,251

Title: Non-ionic acid-labile surfactants and methods of use

Abstract: A compound may generally comprise the formula: ##STR00001## wherein R.sub.1 is independently selected from C.sub.2-C.sub.10 alkyl or substituted alkyl, R.sub.2 is independently selected from the group consisting of --H and C.sub.1-C.sub.6 alkyl or substituted alkyl, X is selected from the group consisting of --NH-- and --O--, Y is a carbohydrate, and m is an integer from 1 to 8. The compound may comprise a non-ionic acid labile surfactant. The compound may be used to facilitate solubilization of proteins and other molecules in an aqueous environment.

Inventors: Powell; Matthew Jacob (Westover, WV), Razunguzwa; Trust T. (Morgantown, WV), Li; Miaosheng (Morgantown, WV)

Assignee: Protea Biosciences, Inc.

International Classification: C07H 13/12 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018