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amphiphile

(ˈæmfɪˌfaɪl)
n
any of many organic compounds such as detergents combining both hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties
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Patti, Modeling the aggregation behavior of amphiphiles in the continuous phase of highly concentrated emulsions, Colloid Surf.
Combining DGLs and fluoropolymers in a good solvent for one of the blocks, is proposed to enable self-assembly of the amphiphiles into a variety of morphologies and molecular aggregates (including micelles, vesicles or cylinders).
0, which broadly includes SMARTICLES amphoteric liposomes made with a wide range of novel sterol amphiphiles, it was reported on Thurs day.
The CMC, defined as the threshold concentration of self-aggregation of polymeric amphiphiles by intra- and/or intermolecular association, can be determined by measuring the intensity ratio ([I.
The researchers showed used neutron scattering techniques at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) to investigate the arrangement of these clusters and showed that hydrophobic amphiphiles could still assemble into extended structures in much the same way as conventional amphiphiles.
All biosurfactants are amphiphiles, which consist of two parts--a polar (hydrophilic) moiety and nonpolar (hydrophobic) group [6].
Theory of Self-Assembly of Hydrocarbon Amphiphiles into Micelles and Bilayers," J.
In vitro Plasmodium falciparum drug sensitivity assay: inhibition of parasite growth by incorporation of stomatocytogenic amphiphiles into the erythrocyte membrane.
The application chapters describe DNA-lipid amphiphiles for drug and gene therapy, polyelectrolyte intelligent gels, ionic polymer-metal composites for sensors and artificial muscles, photonic crystals, and charged membranes for desalination, fractionation, and energy conversion processes.
The matrix, based on self-assembling molecules known as peptide amphiphiles, biodegrades into nutrients and is replaced by natural cartilage.
It's not too farfetched to imagine these amphiphiles being picked up by a stray comet that eventually encounters a planet capable of sustaining life--and that some, in the interior of the comet, survive the ride and find themselves in water.