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(1) Of or pertaining to something that cannot be dissolved, or solved.

(2) Having the quality of being difficult to solve or explain; insolvable.


Insoluble is often applied to compounds that are poorly soluble or do not readily dissolve in a particular solvent; e.g. oil is insoluble in water.

Word origin: insolubilis : in-, not + solvere, to loosen.

Related forms: insolubility (noun), insolubly (adverb).
Related terms: insoluble soap.

Compare: soluble.
See also: solubility.

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[News] Frank Baker survives ''spontaneous combustion''

... in catalase and over-production of acetone .. but even if the hydrogen peroxide and acetone concentrations are slight, acetone peroxide is insoluble in water and hence would be expected to accumulate.

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by Coelacanth
Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [News] Frank Baker survives ''spontaneous combustion''
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TCA preipitation

You will get soluble part, precipitated proteins and cell debris, i.e. insoluble polysaccharides and stuff. However, I would first care how to get it into solution.

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by JackBean
Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:07 am
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Topic: TCA preipitation
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TCA preipitation

... before) but I assume it's too isolate the proteins within the cell wall?? He told me I would have three components by the end of it, the soluble, insoluble and something else!!! (the isolated proteins??) arrg I have looked at a protocol for a cell wall extraction. Here is a simplified version ...

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by biology_06er
Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:25 am
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Topic: TCA preipitation
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PLGA scaffold problem

... for the production of pores inside the scaffold. I do not have any computarized system so it should be manuel. As additional note this chemical is insoluble in ethanol and isopropanol. Thus, is there any suggestion for the fabrication of the scaffold with PLGA polymer. Thanks,

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by Yeditepe
Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:03 pm
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Insoluble cross-linked collagen can be measured by determination of the 4-hydroxyproline upon hydrolysis. There are now a few commercially available kits (Biovision and Quickzyme) to quantify the hydroxyproline or measure ...

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by thematrix
Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: hydroxyproline
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