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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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As shown in Figure 3A, the hydrophobicity index of grass carp muscle protein reached to 20416 at the 4th day from 11751 for fresh sample, undergoing a remarkable increase of (P<0.05), which might be due to exposure of hydrophobic groups caused by protein denaturation or degradation.
The narrative review aims to outline the research done on refinement of wettability and reduced hydrophobicity of the VPS impression material, the effect of addition of surfactants, the outcome of surface tension and the use of radio frequency glow discharge (plasma treatment) and the result of disinfectant on the hydrophilicity and wettability of the material.
Microbial colonization of irradiated pathogenic yeast to catheter surfaces: Relationship between adherence, cell surface hydrophobicity, biofilm formation and antifungal susceptibility.
Smaller peptides are known for their lower efficiency in stabilizing emulsions because they may not readily agglomerate to produce a fat globule membrane due to the charge repulsions and surface hydrophobicity [43, 44].
In this study, the drip loss of samples corresponded with the reduction in hydrophobicity (Figure 2).
Anon, "Relation between solubility and surface hydrophobicity as an indicator of modifications during preparation processes of commercial and laboratory-prepared soy protein isolates," Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, vol.
The hydrophobicity of the particles is characterized by the relative SiOH content on their surface.
Though the PMMA is composed of organic molecules, the smooth surface does not exhibit good hydrophobicity (Fig.
The auto-aggregation and hydrophobicity experiments were carried out to find the ability of KCC-32 to form colonies inside the gut.
Therefore, modified Ti[O.sub.2] with surface strong hydrophobicity has stronger wetting action than water.
The enhancement of UV protection properties is also more for Ti[O.sub.2] treated fabrics than that of Ti[O.sub.2] containing nanolayers indicating the cocovering effect of nanolayers and nanoparticles, in agreement with the developed models and results of measuring hydrophobicity. UV protection properties were positively affected by XPs treatment.
The hydrophobicity of the film was measured by checking contact angle of water dropped on the film surface using contact angle goniometer.