What is lipophobe/oleophobe? | Print |

Lipophobe (or oleophobe): (from the combining form of fat/oil in Attic Greek lipo/oleo- and for fear phobos) is the physical property of a molecule (known as an oleophobe) that is repelled from a mass of oil.

Oleopfibic or Lipophobic

Oleophobic (from the Greek (oleo) "oil") refers to the physical property of a molecule that is repelled from oil Lipophobicity, also sometimes called lipophobia is a chemical property of chemical compounds which literally means fat rejection. Lipophobic compounds are those not soluble in lipids or other non-polar solvents. From the other point of view, they do not absorb or adsorb fats.