Vicinal Hydration of Biopolymers: Cell Biological Consequences

  title={Vicinal Hydration of Biopolymers: Cell Biological Consequences},
  author={Walter Drost-Hansen},
A novel type of hydration of macromolecules in aqueous solution was first suggested by Etzler and Drost-Hansen (1983). This hydration, observed for all macromolecules with a critical mass of >2000 Daltons (MWC), seems identical with vicinal hydration of solid surfaces, possessing the same characteristics, e.g., thermal anomalies at the same temperatures [Tk] and similar shear rate dependence, as well as slow reforming after shear. Furthermore, the vicinal hydration is independent of the… CONTINUE READING