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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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).
These obstacles are difficult to overcome because of the strong van der Waals attraction between SWNTs resulting from their chemistry and long, smooth surfaces (12), as well as SWNTs' amphiphobic nature (13).