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Of, relating to, or being a substance capable of reducing the surface tension of a liquid in which it is dissolved. Used especially of detergents, wetting agents, and emulsifiers.


(Chemistry) (of a substance, esp a detergent) capable of lowering the surface tension of a liquid, usually water. See also surfactant


of or pertaining to a substance that, when dissolved in water, reduces surface tension.
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Adj.1.surface-active - capable of lowering the surface tension of a liquid; used especially of detergents
active - exerting influence or producing a change or effect; "an active ingredient"
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Additionally, Sal CURB B liquid contains powerful surface-active agents to improve the dispersion of the antimicrobial, thereby improving efficacy.
Tenders are invited for The substance is surface-active concentrated on the basis of natural soap "Vekonol" 88%Requirements for the composition of participants
In addition, surface-active substances, such as wetting and dispersing additives, can be easily and rapidly taken up by the pigment surface.
It is a cationic surface-active agent, has a broad antimicrobial spectrum, and kills gram-positive pathogens and yeast.
Others discuss DNA self-catalyzed depurination, B12-dependent photoreceptors, engineering and in vivo applications of riboswitches, cyclic GMP-AMP as an endogenous second messenger, antibiotics, surface-active and surfactant proteins, functionally diverse lipid-binding compartments, the evolution of membrane coating complexes, endoplasmic reticulum-plasma membrane contact sites, mitochondrial biogenesis, oxidative stress, mammalian peroxiredoxins, redox-based regulation of bacterial behavior, heme uptake and bacterial cell membranes, biological probes built from fluoresceins and rhodamines, microbial rhodopsins, and cellular electron cryotomography.
Cheng et al developed casting solutions of the self-assembly block copolymer and a surface-active polymer.
As a surface-active element, the segregation of Pr at the molten solder interface could give rise to decreasing the interface tension.
Films of various surface-active substances often play a crucial role in the formation and interpretation of the signal emitted or reflected from the ocean surface and detected in the remote sensing of lakes, seas, and oceans.
These so-called antistatic agents are divided into surface-active and volume-active substances.
Among specific topics are impacts of surface-active agents on the crystal structure of nano manganese oxide, simulation research on the performance of vehicle suspension systems, the design of a landslide monitoring system based on a wireless network, image fusion with sparse representations, an anonymous query method for outsourced databases, and developments in the microbial removal of arsenic from wastewater.
The breakable thermally stable foam obtained by dispensing a foamable emulsion composition is comprised of a surface-active agent; a liquid, non-volatile hydrophobic solvent; a gelling agent; a component selected from the group consisting of urea, a hydroxy acid, a therapeutic enhancer, and mixtures of two or more thereof; water; and a liquefied or a compressed gas propellant.
Interesting features of this research work include the use of a very simple preparation method which is free of any surface-active agents, utilization of zinc oxide nanoparticles for oxidation of sympathomimetic drugs and their precise evaluation at micro-molar levels.

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