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Artificial Water Channels: Faraday Discussion 209

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This volume will focus on the chemistry, physics and material sciences contributions toward the rapidly evolving field of artificial water channels.

The development of synthetic biomimetic artificial water-channels and pores is key for a better understanding of the natural function of protein channels. It is hoped to offer new strategies to generate highly selective, advanced materials for water purification systems.

While synthetic chemists have produced sophisticated architectures able to confine water clusters, most water channel based work is being conducted with natural protein channels as selectivity components, embedded in the diverse arrays of bio-assisted artificial systems. Experimental results have demonstrated that natural biomolecules can be used as bio-assisted building blocks for the construction of highly selective water transport through artificial channels. Moving to simpler water-channel systems offers a chance to better understand mechanistic and structural behaviours and to uncover novel interactive water channels that might parallel those in biomolecular systems.

In this volume the topics covered include:

Structure and function of natural proteins for water transport
Biomimetic water channels
The modelling and enhancement of water hydrodynamics
Applications to water transport systems

From the book series:
Faraday Discussions

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  • Structure and Function of Natural Proteins for Water Transport
  • Biomimetic Water Channels
  • The Modelling and Enhancement of Water Hydrodynamics
  • Applications to Water Transport Systems
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19 Oct 2018
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Faraday Discussions documents a long-established series of Faraday Discussion meetings which provide a unique international forum for the exchange of views and newly acquired results in developing areas of physical chemistry, biophysical chemistry and chemical physics. The papers presented are published in the Faraday Discussion volume together with a record of the discussion contributions made at the meeting. Faraday Discussions therefore provide an important record of current international knowledge and views in the field concerned. The latest (2016) impact factor of Faraday Discussions is 3.588.