nonpolar solvent


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nonpolar solvent

[¦nän′pō·lər ′säl·vənt]
(materials)
A solvent that does not have a permanent electric dipole moment and therefore has no tendency for intramolecular association with polar species.
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The selection of the solvents was guided by their polarity, from nonpolar solvents (n-hexane), midpolar solvents (dichloromethane and acetone) to high-polar solvents (methanol and water).
c) Nonpolar solvent, hexane, when eluted first pushes only edible oil leaving curcumin and related curcumin compounds at their origin.
Most previous models of solubility based on solvent cavities have portrayed molecules as hard spheres, a simplification that works well for nonpolar solvents such as hexane, notes theorist Frank H.
The dispersion polymerization at 30[degrees]C in nonpolar solvent in this study indicates that polymer particles of a few microns in size can be readily obtained in a small scale without any mechanical agitation.