amphipathic

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amphipathic

(ˌæmfɪˈpæθɪk) or

amphipath

adj
(Biochemistry) chem biochem of or relating to a molecule that possesses both hydrophobic and hydrophilic elements, such as are found in detergents, or phospholipids of biological membranes
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To best exploit these opportunities, new hydrophilic, hydrophobic, oleophobic, amphiphobic and multifunctional coatings are being developed.
Fingerprints possess amphiphobic properties [2-4], so an appropriate surface roughness and surface chemistry are both crucial factors in the fabrication of fingerprint-free surfaces.
A facile and low-cost preparation of durable amphiphobic coatings with fluoride- silica@poly(methacrylic acid) hybrid nanocomposites--Zheng-Bai Zhao, Da-Ming Zhang, Li Tai, Peng-Fei Jiang, and Yong Jiang
Alemany et al., "Synthesis of fluorinated graphene oxide and its amphiphobic properties," Particle and Particle Systems Characterization, vol.
Lim, "Fabrication of amphiphobic surface by using titanium anodization for large-area three-dimensional substrates," Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, vol.
Since fingerprints are mainly composed of water and skin oil (sebum), antifingerprint properties were achieved by developing amphiphobic surfaces that repel water (hydrophobic) and oils (oleophobic) [23, 24, 26, 27].
Experiments showed that the polymers pack very densely on the cotton surface, giving rise to a thick amphiphobic surface that is hard to breach with normal use.
These obstacles are difficult to overcome because of both the strong van der Waals attraction between SWNTs (500 eV/[micro]m) (16) and their amphiphobic nature (17).