On Earth, water plays an active role in cellular life, over several scales of distance and time. At a nanoscale, water drives macromolecular conformation through hydrophobic forces and at short times acts as a proton donor/acceptor providing charge carriers for signal transmission. At longer times and larger distances, water controls osmosis, transport, and protein mobility. Neutron diffraction experiments augmented by computer simulation, show that the three-dimensional shape of the hydration shell of carboxyl and carboxylate groups belonging to different molecules is characteristic of each molecule. Different hydration shells identify and distinguish specific sites with the same chemical structure. This experimental evidence suggests an active role of water also in controlling, modulating, and mediating chemical reactions involving carboxyl and carboxylate groups.

Di Gioacchino, M., Bruni, F., Imberti, S., Ricci, M.A. (2020). Hydration of Carboxyl Groups: A Route toward Molecular Recognition?. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY. B, CONDENSED MATTER, MATERIALS, SURFACES, INTERFACES & BIOPHYSICAL, 124(21), 4358-4364 [10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c03609].

Hydration of Carboxyl Groups: A Route toward Molecular Recognition?

Di Gioacchino M.;Bruni F.
Membro del Collaboration Group
;
Imberti S.;Ricci M. A.
2020

Abstract

On Earth, water plays an active role in cellular life, over several scales of distance and time. At a nanoscale, water drives macromolecular conformation through hydrophobic forces and at short times acts as a proton donor/acceptor providing charge carriers for signal transmission. At longer times and larger distances, water controls osmosis, transport, and protein mobility. Neutron diffraction experiments augmented by computer simulation, show that the three-dimensional shape of the hydration shell of carboxyl and carboxylate groups belonging to different molecules is characteristic of each molecule. Different hydration shells identify and distinguish specific sites with the same chemical structure. This experimental evidence suggests an active role of water also in controlling, modulating, and mediating chemical reactions involving carboxyl and carboxylate groups.
Di Gioacchino, M., Bruni, F., Imberti, S., Ricci, M.A. (2020). Hydration of Carboxyl Groups: A Route toward Molecular Recognition?. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY. B, CONDENSED MATTER, MATERIALS, SURFACES, INTERFACES & BIOPHYSICAL, 124(21), 4358-4364 [10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c03609].
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