Water-COOH Composite Structure with New Insight into Biological Water
Water is essential to life, as it constitutes seventy percent of the content of all living cells, within the structural formation, stability and function of proteins, nucleic acids and membranes, but it still remains little known how water engages, interacts with biomolecules, and even carries the biological functionalities. Even for the two dimensional biomimetic surfaces, e.g., the carboxyl-terminated self-assemble monolayers (COOH-SAMs), its interfacial behaviors of water can always not be understood well, though with numerous relevant experimental and theoretical efforts over the past 25 years.
Figure：The embedded-water–COOH composite structure formed by water molecules being embedded into the COOH matrix on COOH-SAMs with appropriate packing densities
This work is supported by Chinese Academy of Sciences, National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Computer Network Information Center of Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Shanghai Supercomputer Center of China.