Solvent distributions, solvent orientations and specific hydration regions around 1-adamantyl chloride and adamantane in aqueous solution

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Ab initio molecular orbital theory and Monte Carlo method with molecular mechanics are used to calculate the hydration numbers and solvent configurations around 1-adamantyl chloride in 324 water molecules. In the highest probability region for distribution of water molecules, a water molecule forms two hydrogen bonds with Cl and the adamantane skeleton; in the second highest probability region, a water molecule is located at the rear side. The CH…O interaction in the rear side is enhanced by the Cl substitution. The water orientation in the rear side of 1-adamantyl chloride is different from that around a hydrophobic adamantane molecule.


Chemical Physics Letters  

Chemical Physics Letters 511(1-3), 62-67, 2011-07-26 

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