Increased rate of solvent diffusion in a prototypical supramolecular gel measured on the picosecond timescale

Seydel, Tilo and Edkins, Robert M. and Jones, Christopher D. and Foster, Jonathan A. and Bewley, Robert and Aguilar, Juan A. and Edkins, Katharina (2018) Increased rate of solvent diffusion in a prototypical supramolecular gel measured on the picosecond timescale. Chemical Communications (49). pp. 6340-6343. ISSN 1359-7345

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    Abstract

    Solvent diffusion in a prototypical supramolecular gel probed by quasi-elastic neutron scattering on the picosecond timescale is faster than that in the respective bulk solvent. This phenomenon is hypothesized to be due to disruption of the hydrogen bonding of the solvent by the large hydrophobic surface of the gel network.