Hydrophobic

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Hydrophobic

Describing any substance that repels water. This is important in the petroleum industry.
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A hydrophobe who's reaching out for help is usually very motivated, he says.
The effect of bulky hydrophobes differed in extent compared to linear hydrophobe.
Grind or Let-Down: Many defoamers added during the grind can lose activity because this phase imparts a lot of mechanical energy, which hastens "wetting out" (activity loss) of the hydrophobe.
These results are consistent with the well-established hydrophobe disruption mechanism of [beta]-cyclodextrin.
Incorporation of the surfactant in this way will often cause the emulsion droplet to swell as it expands to include the surfactant hydrophobe.
The presence of the amine nitrogen within the hydrophobe controls the ability to associate and form an associative network as a function of pH, as follows.
However, it has now been shown that improved post-shampoo detangling times are achieved by including a small degree of hydrophobic substitution in the cationic guar derivatives, (5)''The hydrophobe is added by the well-known ring opening of the appropriate glycidyl ether.
Attached to the organic hydrophobe is the hydrophile, which is a water-soluble segment and often a polyether or acid salt.
One method to copolymerize AM with a hydrophobic comonomer is a micellar polymerization technique in which the hydrophobe is solubilized into micelles dispersed in a water continuous medium.
Miniemulsion polymerization is a batch type reaction where a water insoluble hydrophobe material containing mixed or dissolved reactants and a polymerization initiator is activated at a higher than ambient temperature.
Genaminox CHE is made from a plant-based renewable hydrophobe, with 60% of the chemicals used originating from bio sources.