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


(Chemistry) chem (of a colloid) having a dispersed phase with a high affinity for the continuous phase: a lyophilic sol. Compare lyophobic


(ˌlaɪ əˈfɪl ɪk)

also ly•o•phile

(ˈlaɪ əˌfaɪl)

noting a colloid the particles of which have a strong affinity for the liquid in which they are dispersed.
[1910–15; < Greek ly(ein) to loosen, dissolve]
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CNPs can be fragmentized into smaller particles by lipases in the intestine but can still hold drugs in the lipid bilayer and avoid their precipitation in GI fluids by means of their lyotropic features.
Highly ordered mesostructured Ni particles prepared from lyotropic liquid crystals by electroless deposition: the effect of reducing agents on the ordering of mesostructure," Journal of Materials Chemistry, 15(20): 1987-1994 (2005).
The 13 contributions present molecular field analyses of biaxial phase diagrams, order parameters, the Landau theory of nematic phases, continuum theory, lyotropic biaxial nematics, colloidal systems, and molecular design strategies for low molar mass thermotropic biaxial nematics.
Picken, Lyotropic Rod-Coil Poly(amide-block-aramid) Alternating Block Copolymers: Phase Behavior and Structure, Macromol.
In general, liquid crystalline polymers (LCPs) can be classified as thermotropic liquid crystal polymer (TLCP) and lyotropic LCP.
Water/oil emulsions, emulsifier properties, and lyotropic liquid crystals are covered together.
Additionally, CNCs have a rigid rod-like nature in solution and surface charge resulting in lyotropic liquid crystalline behavior when they are dispersed in polar solvents.
Murugesan has extensively researched synthesis, characterization, modifications and improvements of polymers, lyotropic liquid crystalline behaviors of synthesized polyamides and Solgel synthesis of various inorganic particles in poly(dimethyl siloxane) networks (PDMS).
Lekkerkerker; Phase transitions in lyotropic colloidal and polymer liquid crystal, Report on Progress Physics: 55 (8), 1241-1328 (1992)
Besides the methods mentioned above, the templating synthesis using lyotropic liquid crystals (LLC), common biomimetic systems, is useful in fabricating nanomaterials (Zhao et al.