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Autori: Imre Bakó, Tünde Megyes, Szabolcs Bálint, Tamás Grósz and Viorel Chihaia
Editorial: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 10, p.5004, 2008.
Molecular dynamics simulation has been performed to study the structure of water–methanol mixtures. Besides the evaluation of partial radial distribution functions describing the hydrogen-bonded structure of the mixtures with different composition, the statistical analysis of configurations was introduced resulting in a new insight in the clustering properties and topology of hydrogen-bonded network. The results have shown that mixtures of methanol and water exhibit extended structures in solution. At low methanol concentration the water molecules form a percolated network, the methanol molecules are incorporated as monomers or short chains and together form a percolated system. In methanol-rich mixtures short water chains and longer methanol chains build up the hydrogen-bonded clusters in the system. On the basis of the statistical analysis of configurations obtained from molecular dynamics simulation it has been found that more methanol molecules are connected to non-cyclic entities, while more water molecules form rings that might have been predicted on the basis of the stoichiometry of the mixtures. This finding can be explained by the presence of microscopic configurational inhomogeneity in water–methanol mixtures.
Cuvinte cheie: Water,methanol, mixtures,hydrogen bonded network, Molecular Dynamics