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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Less inflammatory cell deposition occurs on hydrophilic IOLs compared to hydrophobic ones.
Generally, when the water contact angle is less than 90[degrees] the surface is called hydrophilic; when the contact angle is greater than 90[degrees] the surface is hydrophobic.
The demand for hydrophobic coatings has increased owing to its exceptional properties such as resistant to water, corrosion, and abrasion; stable against bio-fouling, inorganic, and organic pollutants, and ability of self-cleanliness.
The water contact angle (WCA) of allyl POSS-PMMA was higher than PMMA by 12[degrees], which meant that allyl POSS-PMMA was more hydrophobic.
The molecular-kinetic theory was the appropriate model to describe the dynamics of wetting on hydrophobic surfaces for both advancing and receding motion, as was shown for the forced spreading experiments on smooth Teflon plate into/out of the pool of PEG/water mixtures.
The Kyte-Doolittle plot showed that dystrophin had four hydrophobic regions.
K developed a new method of manufacturing catalysts involving hydrophobic processing with an inorganic substance base.
In the recent September 2014 Coal Age issue on page 40, you had an article produced by David Berg, marketing manager, Carmeuse North America on "Development of a New Hydrophobic Rock Dust.
A team of chemists from McGill University has developed a new method for incorporating hydrophobic groups into nano-sized cubical cages made of DNA.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers used interactions between beta-lactoglobulin (BLG) and useful compounds soluble in oil and made possible the combination of these hydrophobic materials in water.