thermoreversible gel

thermoreversible gel

AIDS A temperature-sensitive gel which, alone or in concert with anti-HIV agents may block entry of HIV in vaginal, cervical, or anal mucosa. Cf Contraceptive gel.
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Thermoreversible Gel Coatings -- Haoran Chen, Steffen Shellenberger, Markus Mahn, Rainer Schwarz and John Texter, Eastern Michigan University
The modified starch behaves as a thermoreversible gel.
However, the substitution of gelatin by starch is hampered because starch does not normally form thermoreversible gels.
Operating like a modified computer printer, a cell-printing machine would use cell aggregates instead of inks and thermoreversible gel instead of paper.
No other single hydrocolloid offers the same combination of functionalities, including its ability to form a thermoreversible gel which melts at around body temperature to create good mouthfeel and intensive flavour and aroma release.
Here we report the synthesis of a sulfonic acid-doped PANI/Ag nanocomposite which possesses the characteristics of a thermoreversible gel.
The PANI-DNNDSA lamella supramolecularly organizes into fibrillar network structure, which is responsible for thermoreversible gel formation.
He added, "The ability to form elastic clear thermoreversible gels is one part of the success of gelatine.
This product forms soft thermoreversible gels that have favorable food functionality.
Among its important properties, agar agar can form, at low concentrations, firm, rigid, and thermoreversible gels.
Numerous crystallizable polymers and also some noncrystallizing polymers have been reported to form thermoreversible gels (2, 3).