Long-lived water clusters in hydrophobic solvents investigated by standard NMR techniques

Kouki Oka, Toshimichi Shibue, Natsuhiko Sugimura, Yuki Watabe, Bjorn Winther Jensen, Hiroyuki Nishide*

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Unusual physical characteristics of water can be easier explained and understood if properties of water clusters are revealed. Experimental investigation of water clusters has been reported by highly specialized equipment and/or harsh experimental conditions and has not determined the properties and the formation processes. In the current work, we used standard 1H-NMR as a versatile and facile tool to quantitatively investigate water clusters in the liquid phase under ambient conditions. This approach allows collection of data regarding the formation, long lifetime, stability, and physical properties of water clusters, as a cubic octamer in the liquid phase.

Original languageEnglish
Article number223
JournalScientific Reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Dec 1

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