The impact of the counterion in the performance of ionic hydrotropes


The efficiency of an ionic hydrotrope is shown to increase with the hydrophobicity of its counterion, challenging the common view that ionic hydrotropes should possess a small, densely charged counterion such as sodium or chloride.


Dinis O. Abranches, Jordana Benfica, Bruna P. Soares, Ana M. Ferreira, Tânia E. Sintra, Seishi Shimizu, João A. P. Coutinho

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