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.
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
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.