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lyophobic

 [li″o-fo´bik]
not having an affinity for, or unstable in, solution.
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ly·o·pho·bic

(lī'ō-fo'bik),
1. In colloid chemistry, denoting a dispersed phase having but slight affinity for the dispersion medium; when the dispersed phase is lyophobic, the colloid is usually an irreversible one.
2. Denoting a lack of preference or rejection of the solvent.
[lyo- + G. phobos, fear]
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ly·o·pho·bic

(lī'ō-fō'bik)
colloid chemistry Denoting a dispersed phase having but slight affinity for the dispersion medium; when the dispersed phase is lyophobic, the colloid is usually an irreversible one.
[lyo- + G. phobos, fear]
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References in periodicals archive ?
Lyophobic colloids (sols) are prepared either by breaking the material into smaller particles (dispersion methods) or by building up the colloidal particles from the molecular size (condensation methods).
The stability problem of lyophobic colbids has been the subject of numerous experimental and theoretical investigations.
Overbeek, "Theory of Stability of Lyophobic Colloids," Elsevier, Amsterdam (1948).
The additional amount of vinyl pyrrolidinone in VP30 seems to develop a lyophobic self-assembly and association of the polymer molecules.
Verwey EJW, Overbeek JThG (1948) 'Theory of the stability of lyophobic colloids.' (Elsevier Publishing Company: Amsterdam)
In 1948, Verwey and Overbeek published their classic text `Theory of the Stability of Lyophobic Colloids', which concerned the distribution of ions at charged interfaces in aqueous solution.
Verwey EJW, Overbeek JThG (1948) `Theory of stability of lyophobic colloids.' (Elsevier: Amsterdam)