amphiphilic


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am·phi·phil·ic

 (ăm′fə-fĭl′ĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to a molecule having a polar, water-soluble group attached to a nonpolar, water-insoluble hydrocarbon chain.

amphiphilic

(ˌæmfɪˈfɪlɪk)
adj
relating to or characterizing an amphiphile
Translations
amphiphile
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Those nanocapsules will be assembled by nanoemulsion technique using amphiphilic and biocompatible polypeptides diblock copolymers with one hydrophilic poly(ethylene glycol) block and one hydrophobic polypeptide block.
These are a group of amphiphilic organic compounds that help to lower the surface tension of a liquid or interfacial tension between two liquids.
Amphiphilic copolymers are used as gene carriers where negatively charged cargo molecules (siRNA, mRNA, small protein or DNA) binds to the polycation through ionic interactions and polymers condense complex into sub-150-nm particles.
Since GO behaves like an amphiphilic macromolecule with hydrophilic edges and a more hydrophobic basal plane, it can serve as an attractive building block for the construction of various supramolecular architectures [7],
Showa Denko created APPS, the first amphiphilic vitamin C derivative in the world, over five years of extensive research and stringent safety tests.
With pure CTP in hand, the folded structure of the peptide was assessed by Circular Dichroism (CD) spectroscopy in varying solvent conditions that served to mimic the amphiphilic cell surface microenvironment.
Capillary action and surface tension of liquids, amphiphilic surfactants, and monolayer lipid films are discussed, followed by parameters of adsorption and desorption at solid surfaces and wetting/cleaning processes.
Another new silane, Si363, is composed of a free mercapto group, one ethoxy group, and polymeric and amphiphilic substituents.
Surfactants are used for soil washing due to their ability to assemble pollutants, amphiphilic compounds that reduce the free energy of the system by replacing the volume molecules of higher energy at an interface; they contain a hydrophobic portion with little affinity for the bulk medium and a hydrophilic group that is attracted to the bulk medium, surfactants use in industrially as adhesives and demulsifies the contaminants [12,14].
The first report described a method for solubilizing Qdots with random amphiphilic polymers and a demonstration of their uses in immunocytochemistry.
12, 2013), "Synthesis of Hyper-branched Amphiphilic Polyester and Theranostic Nanoparticles thereof," J.