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- ‘The emulsifier used can be anionic, cationic, or non-ionic.’
- ‘It can be shown that both ionic and non-ionic bonds contribute to the interaction.’
- ‘Another important non-ionic hydride is also basic in water.’
- ‘In 1916, Lewis proposed that non-ionic, or covalent, bonds are formed by the sharing of electrons between the atoms which are held together by such a bond.’
- ‘The non-ionic form barely fluoresced under UV-A excitation.’
- 1.1 (of a detergent) not dissociating into ions in aqueous solution.
- ‘The precursor of pea legumin, but not the mature forms accumulated in storage vacuoles, is difficult to extract from membranes unless non-ionic detergents are used, which is an unusual feature for soluble proteins.’
- ‘There are also non-ionic detergents that have no charge when placed in a water solution.’
- ‘When chaotropic agents and non-ionic detergents are present, the proteins disaggregate.’
- ‘The oocytes were then extracted in a 37°C microtubule-stabilizing buffer containing non-ionic detergent and glycerol.’
- ‘Firstly, jars were washed in a non-ionic detergent and rinsed in distilled water.’
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