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.  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.  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
Ab initio, DFT, electrostatic potential, electrostatics, polymer, shake gel
, Marquez, M.
, Rodriguez, J.
, Vega, D.
, Simon-Manso, Y.
, Coll, S.
, Gonzalez, C.
and Weitz, D.
Electrostatics for Exploring the Nature of the Hydrogen Bonding in Poly-ethylene Oxide Hydration, Journal of Physical Chemistry B
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