Can approximate integral equation theories accurately predict solvation thermodynamics

  • Maksim Misin

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Abstract

The thesis focuses on the prediction of solvation thermodynamics using integral equation theories. Our main goal is to improve the approach using a rational correction. We achieve it by extending recently introduced pressure correction, and rationalizing it in the context of solvation entropy. The improved model (to which we refer as advanced pressure correction) is rather universal. It can accurately predict solvation free energies in water at both ambient and non-ambient temperatures, is capable of addressing ionic solutes and salt solutions, and can be extended to non-aqueous systems. The developed approach can be used to model processes in biological systems, as well as to extend related theoretical models further.
Date of Award1 Oct 2016
LanguageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University Of Strathclyde
SupervisorMaxim Fedorov (Supervisor) & David Palmer (Supervisor)

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