Effects of electric charges on hydrophobic forces. II

  title={Effects of electric charges on hydrophobic forces. II},
  author={Bulone and Martorana and PL SanBiagio and Palma-Vittorelli},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics},
  volume={62 5 Pt B},
We study by molecular-dynamics simulations the effect of electric charges of either sign on hydrophobic interactions and on the dynamics of hydration water, using explicit water and very simplified solutes. Results show that the presence of a charged solute can disrupt the "hydrophobic contact bond" between two apolar solutes nearby, by forcing them towards… CONTINUE READING