amphiphilic


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amphiphilic

[‚am·fə′fil·ək]
(biochemistry)
Describing a molecule having a polar region that is separated from the nonpolar region.
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GO behaves like an amphiphilic macromoiecule with hydrophilic edges and a more hydrophobic basal plane, which makes it an attractive building block for the construction of various supramolecular architectures.
Most vitamin C derivatives are hydrophilic (having affinity for water) but the unique aspect of APPS lies in its amphiphilic nature, as it displays both hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties.
For example, the amphiphilic Rink Amide polystyrene-graftpoly(ethylene glycol) (TentaGel) (Bayer et ah, 1988) and hydrophilic polyethylene glycol) (NovaPEG) (Albericio et ah, 2006) based solid supports have been shown to exhibit superior swelling and peptide synthesis efficiencies in DMF compared to the PS-DVB resin.
marcescens higher rate of hemolysis activity of the diameter causing domains or pores within the erythrocyte membrane and the biosurfactants interact strongly with cellular membranes while the exotoxins cause lysis of the red blood cells because biosurfactant have amphiphilic in nature can partition into the phospholipid membrane of this cell [4].
Perez and Santra produced hyperbranched amphiphilic polyesters by drying under vacuum a mixture of 2-(4-hydroxybutyl)-malonic acid and a p-toluene sulphonic acid catalyst.
These are a group of amphiphilic organic compounds which help to lower the surface tension of a liquid or interfacial tension between two liquids.
Subsequent binding of C7 produces an amphiphilic complex (C5b-7) that has an affinity for cell membranes.
The biological properties of the MLs, their bioavailability, and their stability are influenced by further components of the mistletoe extracts which include amphiphilic viscotoxins, VisalbCBA and polysaccharides.
Specific interactions at the paper surface can be achieved by applying amphiphilic copolymers with a micelle structure (leading to a hydrophilic surface) and hydrophilic blocks attached to the surface (leading to a hydrophobic surface).
Polymer aging, stabilizers, and amphiphilic block copolymers.
The amphiphilic nature of these compounds contributes to an entropic solubility in aqueous media, where the compounds are soluble at lower temperatures in aqueous solution.