amphiprotic


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Synonyms for amphiprotic

having characteristics of both an acid and a base and capable of reacting as either

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OCM-CS is an amphiprotic ether derivative of chitosan, containing -COOH and -N[H.sub.2] groups in the molecule, exhibit nontoxicity, biodegradability, biocompatibility, antibacterial, and antifungal activity, and has therefore received considerable attention in biomedical applications [13].
[H.sub.2]O is amphiprotic solvent, where autoprotolysis is observable.
The generation of the net charge of the capillary wall is different in amphiprotic solvents, which have the ability to both accept and donate a proton, and dipolar-aprotic solvents, which can accept a proton, but cannot donate one.
This situation may be attributed to the hydrogen bonding between the negative ions formed and the solvent molecules in the amphiprotic neutral solvents.