hydrophobic


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hydrophobic

[¦hī·drə′fō·bik]
(chemistry)
Lacking an affinity for, repelling, or failing to adsorb or absorb water.
(medicine)
Of, pertaining to, or suffering from hydrophobia.
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Hydrophobic, superhydrophobic, oleophobic and omniphobic coatings offer a multitude of industrial benefits including:
With the increasing demand of hydrophobic fumed silica in different industries, manufacturers are focusing on offering better products and also expanding their business.
Haque, M., R., and Betz, A., R., 2018, Frost Formation on Aluminum and Hydrophobic Surfaces, Proceedings of the ASME 2018 International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels (ICNMM 2018), Paper No.
In a summary, we believe that the long carbon chain hydrophobic modifier is added.
The hydrophobic association performances of the polymers were investigated by a viscometer and a surface tension instrument.
Foldable silicone lenses have hydrophobic surfaces.
A super hydrophobic surface should have a low CAH (<[10.sup.0]) in addition to high CA (>150[degrees]).
As Per Eswara Prasad, Team Lead Chemicals & Materials at Allied Market Research, "The preparation process of hydrophobic coating requires sparse technical knowledge, which is leading towards high threat of forward integration by raw material suppliers to manufacture hydrophobic coatings."
With the hydrophobic coating, the display of Samsung's future smartphones could pretty much prevent smudges and fingerprints from sticking and building up on the screen.
However, clinical development of this anticancer drug has been stopped because of the inability to develop an intravenous formulation of this water-insoluble, highly hydrophobic active pharmaceutical ingredient.
The surface modification either resulted in a more hydrophobic lens, a more hydrophilic lens, or a lens with a hydrophilic anterior and hydrophobic posterior surface.
Low-energy surfaces are surfaces on which water does not spread completely and instead it forms a droplet on the surfaces with large contact angles in the range of 40[degrees] and 140[degrees] (e.g., hydrophobic) and equilibrium contact angles larger than 140[degrees] (e.g., ultra-hydrophobic surfaces).