inclusion compound


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in·clu·sion com·pound

the mechanical trapping of small molecules within spaces between other molecules, for example, the inclusion of iodine molecules by starch molecules to form the well-known red-to-black "addition compound"
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gamma]cyclodextrin ([gamma]CD), which delivers hydrophobic chemicals, was used to make micro-particles of inclusion compounds that can be ingested by bacteriophagous nematodes, which do not distinguish these micro-particles from their food bacteria.
Another advantage of the cyclodextrin inclusion compounds lies in their more convenient consistency: whereas linoleic acid in its original form is usually hard to formulate as an oil, complexing produces an odourless powder.
The results of the PoDFA investigation suggested that an intensive diffusion of reactive elements into simple inclusion compounds took place during the degassing process and during Sr addition.

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