Deep eutectic solvents (DES) have emerged as a novel class of multicomponent liquids. In DES an enormous decrease in the melting point of the mixture is found as a result of strong interactions between the components, such as quaternary ammonium salts and hydrogen bond donors. The useful properties of DES, e.g. low volatility, high thermal stability, good ionic conductivity and non-flammability, are being actively explored and an enhanced understanding of the chemical physics of these systems is being vigorously pursued. The special issue will include experimental and theoretical/simulation papers describing the chemical physics of DES.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Physical properties
- Dynamics and rheology
- Bonding and nanostructure
- Polarity and ion conductivity
- Solvation of gases and metal ions
- Solvation of amphiphiles, and synthetic and biological polymers
- Solvation of other organic species
Andrew P. Abbott, University of Leicester
Karen Edler, University of Bath
Alister Page, The University of Newcastle
Mark Ediger, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Carlos Vega, University Complutense of Madrid
Please note that papers will be published as normal when they are ready in a regular issue of the journal and will populate on a virtual collection page within a few days of publication. Inclusion in the collection will not cause delay in publication.