amphoteric compound


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amphoteric compound

A compound that reacts as both an acid and a base.
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These include amphoteric compounds (chiefly, cocamidopropyl betaine, plus others in the betaine family, and related compounds), nonionic compounds (such as cocamide diethanolamine, also called cocamide DEA), and hydrophobically modified (HM) polymers.
In many cases, acidic, basic and amphoteric compounds don't elute or are eluted with very poor peak shapes, even with binary solvent mixtures of carbon dioxide and methanol or ethanol.