Definition of solubilize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɒljʊbɪlʌɪz/
(also solubilise)


[with object] technical
Make (a substance) soluble or more soluble: proteins were solubilized by heating for 5 min in protein dissociation buffer
More example sentences
  • The lipid films were solubilized in Tris / HCl solution.
  • The amphiphatic character of the detergent molecules helps solubilize the membrane protein.
  • The acidity solubilizes metals, most notably aluminum, making them bio-available.



Pronunciation: /sɒljʊbɪlʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • Research on surfactants and membrane solubilization showed that anionic surfactants interact more with lipid bilayers.
  • It is highly relevant to compare these results to NMR data on solubilization of small aromatic molecules in alkylglycoside micelles.
  • The most-important chemical effects of the air pollution are acidification of soil and fresh water, which in turn causes a solubilization of toxic metals.

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