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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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The CMC, defined as the threshold concentration of self-aggregation of polymeric amphiphiles by intra- and/or intermolecular association, can be determined by measuring the intensity ratio ([I.
Oil field Surfactants are amphiphiles that are used to lower surface tension between two liquids.
The researchers showed used neutron scattering techniques at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) to investigate the arrangement of these clusters and showed that hydrophobic amphiphiles could still assemble into extended structures in much the same way as conventional amphiphiles.
Aim 1-Development of alkoxysilane-grafted polymeric amphiphiles.
All biosurfactants are amphiphiles, which consist of two parts--a polar (hydrophilic) moiety and nonpolar (hydrophobic) group [6].
Theory of Self-Assembly of Hydrocarbon Amphiphiles into Micelles and Bilayers," J.
In vitro Plasmodium falciparum drug sensitivity assay: inhibition of parasite growth by incorporation of stomatocytogenic amphiphiles into the erythrocyte membrane.
The application chapters describe DNA-lipid amphiphiles for drug and gene therapy, polyelectrolyte intelligent gels, ionic polymer-metal composites for sensors and artificial muscles, photonic crystals, and charged membranes for desalination, fractionation, and energy conversion processes.
The matrix, based on self-assembling molecules known as peptide amphiphiles, biodegrades into nutrients and is replaced by natural cartilage.
It's not too farfetched to imagine these amphiphiles being picked up by a stray comet that eventually encounters a planet capable of sustaining life--and that some, in the interior of the comet, survive the ride and find themselves in water.
In situ synthesis of gold and silver nanoparticles by using redox-active amphiphiles and their phase transfer to organic solvents.