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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Aikens, "Change of Amphiphilic Association Structures during Evaporation from Emulsions in Surfactant-Fragrance-Water Systems," Int.
Tokyo, Japan, July 25, 2006 - (JCN) - A research team at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has developed a technology to synthesize amphiphilic molecules into various types of white organic nano tubes with inner diameters of 40-200nm, outer diameters of 70-500nm, and lengths of several micrometers.
(2004) injected (iv) amphiphilic polyacrylic acid polymer-coated QDs (amp-QDs), and amp-QDs conjugated to PEG-amine groups (mPEG-QDs), at QD concentrations of 20 pmol QD/g animal weight.
Researchers led by Associate Professor Costas Patrickios are using the BI-MwA to study the properties and applications of functional amphiphilic block copolymers, which are prepared using group transfer polymerization chemistry.
* Tegomer P121 and P131 dispersing additives for organic and inorganic pigments are amphiphilic block copolymers that reportedly reduce the amount of pigment required to achieve a certain color strength.
In this process, the protein unfolds to expose hydrophobic regions on the polypeptide chains, imparting an amphiphilic nature - having an affinity for both oil and water.
The peptides are amphiphilic: Half the molecule is oily and half is water-loving.
'It is a very exciting result that surface-active ionic liquids (SAILs) with amphiphilic structures can self-assemble on electrode surfaces and enhance charge storage performance at electrified surfaces,' says Yi Cui, a professor of materials science and engineering at Stanford University, who was not associated with this research.
nanometre-sized compartments formed by the self-assembly of amphiphilic block copolymers in water; polymerosomes in fact have attracted great research interest in recent years due to their ability to encapsulate molecules within their interior and to release them in the external environment in a controlled manner.
Amphiphilic water-soluble polymer molecules contain incompatible hydrophilic chain segments and hydrophobic chain segments.
Preparation and evaluation of amphiphilic polymer as fouling-release coating in marine environment--Jiang Li, Zhuolin Xie, Guoqing Wang, Chunhua Ding, Hong Jiang, and Peiqing Wang
Another supporting reason is that the particular cysteine residue has a potential for the formation of amphiphilic helix [27].