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  • adjective Of a pertaining to a zwitterion

Etymologies

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zwitterion +‎ -ic

Examples

  • In earlier work, the investigators had found that the kidneys efficiently filter out of the blood stream nanoparticles of approximately 5.5 nanometers (nm) in diameter and that are zwitterionic, that is they have both positive and negative charges on their surface.

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  • The researchers also developed ultrasmall, zwitterionic, brightly fluorescent nanoparticles consisting of a zinc-cadmium sulfide core surrounded by a cadmium selenide shell and a cysteine coating.

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  • Positively charged surfaces impeded the translocation of nanoparticles, while the negatively charged, polar, and zwitterionic surfaces allowed translocation from lungs to lymph nodes.

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  • The smallest zwitterionic particle 5nm can be easily cleared from the body.

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  • The smallest zwitterionic particle 5nm can be easily cleared from the body.

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  • Stable room temperature molecular assembly of zwitterionic organic dipoles guided by Si (111) - 7×7 template effect,

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  • Stable room temperature molecular assembly of zwitterionic organic dipoles guided by Si (111) - 7×7 template effect,

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  • They also varied the nanoparticle's coating to produce particles that were polar, positively charged, negatively charged, or zwitterionic electronically neutral due to a balance between a positive and negative charge on the same compound.

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  • Stable room temperature molecular assembly of zwitterionic organic dipoles guided by Si (111) - 7×7 template effect,

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  • Positively charged surfaces impeded the translocation of nanoparticles, while the negatively charged, polar, and zwitterionic surfaces allowed translocation from lungs to lymph nodes.

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