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Special Issue "The Structure and Function of the Second Phase of Liquid Water"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
The xistence of two phases of liquid water has been proved many times using various physico-chemical experimental techniques and different computational approaches, respectively.
There are several theoretical models that attempt to account for complex water–water interactions in the liquid phase. In spite of a variety of theoretical approches, it is the common opinion of most authors that liquid water exsists in two phases, with different scales of clustering, leading to low-density and high-density water, which are interrelated in dynamic equilibrium.
A substantial experimetal study has been carried out on interfacial water close to hydrophilic surfaces. The formation of an Exclusion Zone (EZ) composed of layers of water molecules has been proved by a number of techniques. These results opened a number of questiones and challenges to be answered in understanding the basic chemistry of water. In addition, EZ is of outstanding importance in living systems where water is close to hydrophilic surfaces or macromolecules. It has been shown that the quantum electrodynamic approach to negatively charged EZ provides a new opportunity for explaining missing information in biochemistry. Consecuently, these findings are closely related to medical phenomena and will enable a deeper understanding of yet unexplained or even denied facts.
This Special Issue is devoted to all aspects of liquid water structure; to possible mechanisms of the EZ formation and an explanation of its phenomena; to biological and medical implications of EZ, such as its role in biological hydrophilic contacts and highly diluted remedies; and, finally, to possible implications of EZ in technical solutions.Prof. Dr. Peter Bukovec
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Water structuring
- Exclusion zone
- Interfacial water
- Hydrophilic surface
- Biological effects
- High dilution effects
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Self-organization in the course of the development of branching chain processes in bicarbonate aqueous solutions activated with hydrogen peroxide
Author: Vladimir Voeikov
Abstract: The fundamental property of aqueous bicarbonate solutions (ABS) is that they reside in a stable non-equilibrium (excited) state. Due to this they represent the simplest model of an aqueous matrix of living organisms. Their non-equilibrium state is maintained by continuous proceeding in them of Red/Ox processes with reactive oxygen species (ROS) participation accompanied with high-density energy generation. Addition of small quantities of H2O2 to an ABS activates these processes to such an extent that the solution becomes a source of photon emission (PE) lasting for many months revealed with the help of the fluorescent probe, Luminol.