NMR study of water molecules confined in extended nanospaces

Takehiko Tsukahara, Akihide Hibara, Yasuhisa Ikeda, Takehiko Kitamori

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(Figure Presented) Does water suffer from claustrophobia? The local structural and dynamic properties of water in confined (300-4000 nm) spaces were characterized by an NMR study of the size-dependent relaxation phenomena, which in turn reflect changes in water mobility and proton transfer. The results are important for understanding fluidics in extended nanospaces and in implementing micro-/nanofluidic devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1180-1183
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun 27
Externally publishedYes


  • Confinement effects
  • Molecular dynamics
  • NMR spectroscopy
  • Nanotechnology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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