The terms lyophilic (hydrophilic
oleophilic, etc.) and lyophobic (lipophobic
, etc.) may be used to describe the character of interaction of a particular atomic
group with the medium. In this usage the terms have the relative qualitative meaning
of 'solvent preferring
' (water-preferring, fat-preferring, etc.) and 'solvent rejecting
' (water-rejecting, fat-rejecting, etc.) respectively.
PAC, 1972, 31, 577
(Manual of Symbols and Terminology for Physicochemical Quantities and Units, Appendix
II: Definitions, Terminology and Symbols in Colloid and Surface Chemistry)
on page 607
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