Lipophil = “fat-loving”. Property of a substance to dissolve in fats, oils, and non-polar solvents such as hexane or to solve fats and oils itself
Lipophilic substances are mostly hydrophobic (water-repellend). A measure for lipophilicity is the n-Octanol/water partitioning coefficient Kow. It describes the distribution of a substance in a 2-phase system of octanol and water.