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Unveiling the mechanism of hydrotropy: evidence for water-mediated aggregation of hydrotropes around the solute

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A recent proposal attributes the origin of hydrotropy to the water-mediated aggregation of hydrotrope molecules around the solute. Experimental evidence for this phenomenon is reported for the first time in this work, using 1H-NMR. A new computational technique to quantify apolarity is introduced and is used to show that apolarity of both solute and hydrotrope is the driving force of hydrotropy.

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Submitted
05 May 2020
Accepted
21 May 2020
First published
21 May 2020

Chem. Commun., 2020, Advance Article
Article type
Communication

Unveiling the mechanism of hydrotropy: evidence for water-mediated aggregation of hydrotropes around the solute

D. O. Abranches, J. Benfica, B. P. Soares, A. Leal-Duaso, T. E. Sintra, E. Pires, S. P. Pinho, S. Shimizu and J. A. P. Coutinho, Chem. Commun., 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/D0CC03217D

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