hydrophilic

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hydrophilic

Chem tending to dissolve in, mix with, or be wetted by water

hydrophilic

[‚hī·drə′fil·ik]
(chemistry)
Having an affinity for, attracting, adsorbing, or absorbing water.
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1-4% by weight of an emulsifier having a hydrophile to lipophile balance of from 1.
Sur une resistance exposee qui est plus hydrophile et chargee negativement qu'une resistance non exposee, on observe une plus forte adsorption.
The molecular structure of Silwet L-720 can be either comb-like, with the polyoxyalkylene chain side-grafted on a polydimethylsiloxane backbone, or linear, arranged with either the AB or ABA type configuration, with A representing a polyoxyalkylene hydrophile and B a polydimethylsiloxane hydrophobe (1, 21-23).