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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L'Alloret, Florence; Composition sous frome d'une emulsion huile-dans--eau contenant un polymere amphiphile, et ses utilisations notamment cosmetiques; French Patent App.
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.
It has also received the claims in Smarticles JP Application 2009-531787, broadly covering the combination of an anionic amphiphile, a cationic amphiphile, and a neutral amphiphile with parameters that cover a wide range of liposomal compositions.
Topics include miscibility in binary mixtures, micro-phase separations in two-dimensional amphiphile systems, diffusion processes, delayed degradation of drugs, and phase behaviors in various configurations.
Belgian researchers for Colgate-Palmolive have created a microemulsion liquid cleaning composition that contains a short chain amphiphile, surfactants, a fatty acid, magnesium sulfate, perfume or essential oil, a sodium salt of an olefin maleic acid copolymer and water.
The polysiloxanes crosslinked by bipyridinium groups can be associated with recently defined amphiphile conet-works (APCNs) (16)--two-component networks of interconnected hydrophilic/hydrophobic (HI/HO) phases with co-continuous morphology.
Developed by leading chemists, and available only from Affymetrix, the NG Class represents a new family of detergents based on the maltose-neopentyl amphiphile design first described in a study recently published in the journal Nature Methods(1).
Patti, Modeling the aggregation behavior of amphiphiles in the continuous phase of highly concentrated emulsions, Colloid Surf.
Combining DGLs and fluoropolymers in a good solvent for one of the blocks, is proposed to enable self-assembly of the amphiphiles into a variety of morphologies and molecular aggregates (including micelles, vesicles or cylinders).
0, which broadly includes SMARTICLES amphoteric liposomes made with a wide range of novel sterol amphiphiles, it was reported on Thurs day.
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.
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.