amphiphile

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amphiphile

[′am·fə‚fīl]
(chemistry)
A molecule which has a polar head attached to a long hydrophobic tail.
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As early as 2002, scientists had succeeded in creating seventy different types of amino acids under the same circumstances in which amphiphiles formed.
In situ synthesis of gold and silver nanoparticles by using redox-active amphiphiles and their phase transfer to organic solvents.
Berg, O G , Yu, B Z , Chang, C , Koehler, K A , Jain, M K 2004 Cooperative binding of monodisperse anionic amphiphiles to the i-face: phospholipase A2-paradigm for interfacial binding Biochemistry.
The nanomatrix has been developed by self-assembly of peptide amphiphiles (PA).
Just a few examples of individual topics include the effect of fibrin/collagen matrix on osteogenic differentiation of bone marrow stromal cells, construction of biodegradable multiplayer films via layer-by-layer self-assembly as gene delivery system, nanostructure properties of hydroxyapatite nano coating on etched titanium surface, attachment and proliferation of human dermal fibroblasts onto ECM-immobilized PLGA films, and biomimetic amphiphiles for polymeric micellar carrier system.
Resorcinolic lipeds, the natural nonisoprenoid phenolic amphiphiles and their biological activity.
Building on the seminal results of Degussa and Michelin, several groups have shown that it is possible to compatabilize HIIR type elastomers and silica by using the same small molecule amphiphiles (e.
Par ce design de nouveaux assemblages polymeriques amphiphiles, Winnik cherche a comprendre la relation entre la structure d'un polymere, son assemblage et sa fonction.
Topics covered include: surface activity-surfactants as amphiphiles, surface and interfacial tension, concentration at the interface and the measurement of surface tension; formation and stabilisation of emulsions; microemulsions and condition for spontaneous emulsion; fat and emulsifier crystals; mesophases and their significance in food applications; regulatory issues in the United States, Canada and EC; anti-staling issues; flavour emulsions - oil phase, emulsion stabilisers and emulsion preparation.
In fact, most efforts to synthesize sheet-like objects have involved simply laying down thin films on surfaces or letting certain types of molecules known as amphiphiles assemble themselves into layers.
Polymeric amphiphiles as food ingredient and nutraceutical delivery systems