7.4 Reactive Chemical Systems: Effects of Nanoscale Chemical Heterogeneity on Hydrophobic Interactions and Molecular Assembly at Surfaces
[Technical Report, Final Report]
University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Overview This ARO grant enabled our collaborative team to undertake fundamental studies of hydrophobically driven association processes. Because hydrophobic interactions underlie many phenomena of biological and technological importance, the surprising insights generated by this research suggest a need for broad reconsideration of the role of hydrophobic forces in folding, recognition and assembly phenomena that occur in water. ARO support enabled us to apply a powerful and nontraditional combination of molecular design, chemical synthesis and physical analysis to elucidate the modulation of hydrophobic forces by proximal polar functionality. This multidisciplinary research provided an outstanding training environment for the participating students.
- Physical Chemistry
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy