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Electrostatics for Exploring the Nature of the Hydrogen Bonding in Poly-ethylene Oxide Hydration



Y Aray, M Marquez, J Rodriguez, D Vega, Y Simon-Manso, S Coll, Carlos A. Gonzalez, D A. Weitz


Poly-ethylene oxide (PEO) is a nonionic surfactant of great scientific and technological interest for a wide variety of applications, many of which depend upon the properties of the polymer in aqueous solution. [1] It is commonly used as lubricants, dispersants, plasticisers, and recovey agents of tertiary oils and as friction reducers in the flow of water through ducst and channels. [2-6] PEO gels and other aggregates of PEO are also good candidates for drug delivery purposes. [7-10] More recently, researchers have focused their attention to the use of PEO in biomedial applications. [11] Given that PEO is generally biocompatible it has been suggested as a viable replacement for a variety of biopolymers providing important informaiton related to their behaviour and function.
Journal of Physical Chemistry B
No. 7


Ab initio, DFT, electrostatic potential, electrostatics, polymer, shake gel


Aray, Y. , Marquez, M. , Rodriguez, J. , Vega, D. , Simon-Manso, Y. , Coll, S. , Gonzalez, C. and Weitz, D. (2004), Electrostatics for Exploring the Nature of the Hydrogen Bonding in Poly-ethylene Oxide Hydration, Journal of Physical Chemistry B (Accessed May 23, 2024)


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Created February 1, 2004, Updated February 17, 2017