nonpolar compound


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non·po·lar com·pound

a compound composed of molecules that possess a symmetric distribution of charge, so that no positive or negative poles exist, and that are not ionizable in solution, for example, hydrocarbons.
See also: organic compound.

nonpolar compound

A compound formed by the sharing of electrons.
See also: nonpolar
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We found abundantly nonpolar compounds in the wood samples, probably terpenoids, and one dominant aromatic compound (coumarin or other phenylpropanoid) that also occurs in Macrolobium and Heterostemon.
The key aspects of the proposed technology are 1) avoid the use of hazardous organic solvents in nonpolar compounds extraction by using microemulsion as extraction media, and 2) improve extraction kinetics by microwave cell disruption method in order to liberate intracellular compounds and make them available for the subsequent extraction process.The research will first focus on the evaluation on the laboratory scale microwave cell disruption and subsequent microemulsion extraction processes of the characterized biomass.
Nonpolar compounds are easily transported across lipid membranes and can be retained in milk fat due to their lipophilic characteristics (21).
This allows you to extract nonpolar compounds, but makes it impossible to measure polar and/or ionic compounds.