detergents
Amphipathic, surface active, molecules with polar (water soluble) and non-polar (hydrophobic) domains. They bind strongly to hydrophobic molecules or molecular domains to confer water solubility. Examples include: sodium dodecyl sulphate, fatty acid salts, the Triton family, octyl glycoside.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • DÉTERGENTS — Un détergent est une préparation se présentant sous forme de poudre, de liquide ou de pâte. Dissoute à des doses convenables dans l’eau, elle constitue un bain de nature à faciliter le nettoyage, par un moyen mécanique approprié, des surfaces… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • detergents — detergents. См. детергенты. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Détergents — Détergent Un détergent (ou agent de surface, détersif, surfactant) est un composé chimique, généralement issu du pétrole, doté de propriétés tensioactives, ce qui le rend capable d enlever les salissures. La détersion est un élément d hygiène… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • detergents — de·ter·gent || dɪ tɜːdÊ’É™nt n. cleansing agent, substance which removes dirt and other impurities adj. purifying, making clean …   English contemporary dictionary

  • DETERGENTS — …   Useful english dictionary

  • anionic detergents — Detergents in which the hydrophilic funtion is fulfilled by an anionic grouping. Fatty acids are the best known natural products in this class, but it is doubtful if they have a specific detergent function in any biological system. The important… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • The Detergents — were an American music group consisting of Ronnie (Ron) Dante, Danny Jordan, and Tommy Wynn. The group s speciality was parody songs, as with their first and best known hit record, Leader of the Laundromat , written and produced by Paul Vance and …   Wikipedia

  • детергенты — detergents детергенты. Поверхностно активные вещества, уменьшающие величину поверхностного натяжения жидкостей; в молекулярной биологии используются для солюбилизации гидрофобных макромолекул (белков, липидов), а также в виде синтетических моющих …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • zwittergents — Detergents that are zwitterionic; often used as surfactants and in the release of proteins from biomembranes. SYN: zwitterionic detergent. [zwitterion + detergent] …   Medical dictionary

  • cleaning materials — detergents, substances used for sanitizing and cleaning …   English contemporary dictionary

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