Huixiang Zhang

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Diffusion coefficients of drug compounds are crucial parameters used for modeling transport processes. Interestingly, diffusion of a solute can be generated not only by its own concentration gradient but also by concentration gradients of other solutes. This phenomenon is known as multicomponent diffusion. A multicomponent diffusion study on(More)
The role of salting-out strength on (1) polymer diffusiophoresis from high to low salt concentration, and (2) salt osmotic diffusion from high to low polymer concentration was investigated. These two cross-diffusion phenomena were experimentally characterized by Rayleigh interferometry at 25 °C. Specifically, we report ternary diffusion coefficients for(More)
Supramolecular carriers such as micelles can be used to noncovalently bind drug molecules for pharmaceutical applications. However, these carriers can fundamentally affect diffusion-based drug transport due to host-guest coupled diffusion. We report a ternary interdiffusion study on an ionic drug in aqueous micellar solutions. Specifically, high-precision(More)
Hydration and preferential hydration of macromolecules are two distinct properties of their multicomponent aqueous solutions. We have experimentally investigated ternary diffusion in a macromolecule-osmolyte-water system in order to characterize and compare these two independent quantities and to experimentally establish their role on the phenomenon of(More)
Rayleigh interferometry has been extensively used for the precise determination of diffusion coefficients for binary and ternary liquid mixtures. For ternary mixtures, the 2x2 matrix of multicomponent diffusion coefficients is obtained. Polydispersity adds complexity to the meaning of these measured diffusion coefficients. Here we discuss three important(More)
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