metallophilic

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metallo +‎ -philic

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metallophilic (not comparable)

  1. (chemistry) Characterized by attraction between metal ions
    • 1994, P. Pyykkö, J. Li, N. Runeberg, Chemical Physics Letters, volume 218, page 133:
      A good general name might be metallophilic attraction.
    • 2004, Ramon Vilar, “Anion-Directed Assembly”, in Jerry L. Atwood & Jonathan W. Steed editors, Encyclopedia of Supramolecular Chemistry[1], ISBN 082475056X, page 83:
      The silver atoms are held together by the bridging alkynyls and a combination of metallophilic attractions between the silver centers and Lewis-acid-base interactions between the silver atoms and the encapsulated halide.
  2. (cytology) Tending to adsorb metal ions
    the metallophilic cytoplasm

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