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To make substances such as fats soluble in water by the action of a detergent or similar agent.
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To determine the optimum conditions to solubilize membrane-bound [Na.
We tested four different detergents for their capacity to solubilize the [Na.
We studied the influence of different concentrations of various detergents and temperatures on the fluidity of membranes, and compared these data with the ability of the detergents to solubilize mAChR.
In a paragraph entitled "Useless Techniques", Sivetz states "the use of enzymes to solubilize cellulose portions of roasted coffee is impractical".
The compound comprises a material that is a desiccant adapted to absorb moisture from textiles during the drying cycle; an antistatic agent; and a material that, after absorbing moisture from the textiles during the drying cycle, solubilizes and evaporates from the water-insoluble, moisture-permeable, enclosed container upon application of heat to the container during the drying cycle The water-insoluble, moisture-permeable, enclosed container contains a sufficient amount of the compound such that the dryer product can be used for more than one drying cycle while still imparting antistatic properties to the textiles being dried so that static electricity produced during each of the more than one drying cycle is no more than 10 kilovolts.
In particular, it reportedly solubilizes hydrocarbons better than other surfactants.