Restricted hydration structures of Rb and Br ions confined in slit-shaped carbon nanospace

Takahiro Ohkubo, Takehisa Konishi, Yoshiyuki Hattori, Hirofumi Kanoh, Takashi Fujikawa, Katsumi Kaneko

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Hydration structures of "nanosolutions" around both cation and anion for rubidium bromide confined in nanospaces (pore width = 1.1 nm) of activated carbon fiber were determined with EXAFS measurements and related analysis. The analytical results indicate that the ionic solutions confined in hydrophobic nanospaces tend to form an incomplete dehydration structure, because of the spatial restriction by the nanospace and capturing water molecules in the ordered structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11860-11861
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number40
Publication statusPublished - Oct 9 2002
Externally publishedYes


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