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Related to lyophobic: lyophilic


Characterized by a lack of attraction between the colloid medium and the dispersion medium of a colloidal system.


(Chemistry) chem (of a colloid) having a dispersed phase with little or no affinity for the continuous phase: a lyophobic sol. Compare lyophilic


(ˌlaɪ əˈfoʊ bɪk, -ˈfɒb ɪk)

noting a colloid the particles of which have little or no affinity for the liquid in which they are dispersed.
[1910–15; lyo- (see lyophilic) + -phobic]
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All the PUs are insoluble in both room temperature and on heating in ethanol, acetone, methanol, chloroform, diethyl ether, THF, and hexane because of more lyophobic groups in the PU backbone.
These are notable as both caused changes of amino acid properties from hydrophobic and polar to lyophobic and nonpolar and therefore may affect protein function or stability causing variation in genotype.
Early basic colloid studies showed an almost exact correspondence between the effects of sodium and potassium in 'simple' aqueous suspensions of lyophobic colloids (Hunter 1993).
The lyophobic forces associated with the asphaltene aggregates in these conditions may not be accounted for in the model.