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Having an affinity for water; readily absorbing or dissolving in water.

hy′dro·phile′ (-fīl′) n.
hy′dro·phi·lic′i·ty (-fə-lĭs′ĭ-tē) n.


(Chemistry) the quality or state of being hydrophilic
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The reason for this difference in the behavior of the model pharmaceuticals when varying ACN content in the eluent is due to the hydrophilicity of pharmaceuticals, as it is clear from the log Pow values of the pharmaceuticals.
34] prepared PES/cellulose acetate (CA) membrane by NIPS to enhance hydrophilicity and membrane structure for oil-water separation, the results showed that both the water productivity and the structure improved.
This hydrophilicity contributes to the formation of a thin, protective water film on the membrane surface.
Yet, the hydrophilicity of hydroxylpropyl groups limited its utilization.
The composition and physicochemical character, signal peptide, subcellular localization, rans-membrane topological structure and hydrohobicity or hydrophilicity were analyzed by ProtParam at http://web.
The addition of nanoparticles into the membrane matrix is an efficient way in adjusting membrane properties, thus improve membrane hydrophilicity and performance with more effective antifouling capabilities.
Ingredients of samples injected into a column are eluted from compounds with low hydrophilicity.
These changes in the exterior parts of the GHSA structure decrease the hydrophilicity of the protein surface, compared to the native surface of HSA.
It is believed that both hydrophobicity and hydrophilicity can be amplified by the roughness of a solid surface, so there have been lots of artificially roughened substrates which are experimentally constructed to be strongly hydrophilic or hydrophobic (Bico et al.
The changes in hydrophilicity of untreated silicone and surface modified silicone films were summarized in Table 3 as water contact angle and surface tension.
While none of these molecules actually signal as a gas, their hydrophilicity and lipophilicity enable them to readily traverse intracellular compartments where they serve in a variety of autocrine and paracrine signals capacities.