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Hydrophilic

Describing any substance that absorbs or attracts water. This is important in the petroleum industry.
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Nonylphenoxy poly (ethyleneoxy) ethanol homologs surfactants were added in a specific study, which showed that the more the concentration of surfactants the lesser the contact angle and resultantly increased hydrophilicity.18
Given that hydrophilicity can improve the wettability of the film surface, the overall increased wettability of the PI film improved the intimate contact between the PI substrate and the electroless deposited copper film.
The hydrophilicity of Ti[O.sub.2]/PDMS coating was analyzed using water contact angle measurement.
Thus, it is necessary to improve the hydrophilicity of PVDF membrane by chemical or physical modification, surface grafting polymerization, coating and blending with hydrophilic polymer [2].
For the modified membranes, the PBS flux increased with increasing the HLPU amount, which might be resulted from the changed membrane structure and the increased surface hydrophilicity (as shown in Figure 3 and Table 2).
Wong, "Photocatalytic activity, antibacterial effect, and photoinduced hydrophilicity of Ti[O.sub.2] films coated on a stainless steel substrate," Environmental Science and Technology, vol.
The proposed nanostructure has a better hydrophilicity than the previous sample, and therefore, it can react with aromatics in a selective manner.
Water contact angle measurements in dynamic conditions evidenced the photo-induced hydrophilicity process on functionalized leather surface, supporting the degradation phenomena through water and oxidative species generation.
* HILIC (hydrophilic interaction chromatography): A kind of normal phase chromatography, which extracts chemical compounds from samples injected into column in reverse order of hydrophilicity.
Prediction of the secondary structure of cSOD2, antigenicity and hydrophilicity
Hydrophilicity is a key attribute in applications such as medical or microfluidic devices, where the hydrophobicity of silicone can pose problems.
Independently of the polymers' molecular weight, the degree of hydrophilicity also influences defoaming efficiency by aiding in the defoamers' emulsification into the paint.