The problem of hydrophobic hydration is at the boundary line between solution chemistry and surface thermodynamics, with focus on water structure and applications to biological self-assembly. In this retrospective, we trace the origins and evolution of the idea, analyze basic definitions, outline directions of research and consider current trends.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Polymers and Plastics
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry