Solvent Effects and Chemical Reactivity

  • Orlando Tapia
  • Juan Bertrán

Part of the Understanding Chemical Reactivity book series (UCRE, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Christopher J. Cramer, Donald G. Truhlar
    Pages 1-80
  3. Angels González-Lafont, José M. Lluch, Juan Bertrán
    Pages 125-177
  4. G. Corongiu, D. A. Estrin, L. Paglieri
    Pages 179-229
  5. James T. Hynes
    Pages 231-258
  6. Roberto Bianco, James T. Bynes
    Pages 259-281
  7. O. Tapia, J. Andres, F. L. M. G. Stamato
    Pages 283-361
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 363-378

About this book


This book gathers original contributions from a selected group of distinguished researchers that are actively working in the theory and practical applications of solvent effects and chemical reactions. The importance of getting a good understanding of surrounding media effects on chemical reacting system is difficult to overestimate. Applications go from condensed phase chemistry, biochemical reactions in vitro to biological systems in vivo. Catalysis is a phenomenon produced by a particular system interacting with the reacting subsystem. The result may be an increment of the chemical rate or sometimes a decreased one. At the bottom, catalytic sources can be characterized as a special kind of surrounding medium effect. The materials involving in catalysis may range from inorganic components as in zeolites, homogenous components, enzymes, catalytic antibodies, and ceramic materials. . With the enormous progress achieved by computing technology, an increasing number of models and phenomenological approaches are being used to describe the effects of a given surrounding medium on the electronic properties of selected subsystem. A number of quantum chemical methods and programs, currently applied to calculate in vacuum systems, have been supplemented with a variety of model representations. With the increasing number of methodologies applied to this important field, it is becoming more and more difficult for non-specialist to cope with theoretical developments and extended applications. For this and other reasons, it is was deemed timely to produce a book where methodology and applications were analyzed and reviewed by leading experts in the field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Orlando Tapia
    • 1
  • Juan Bertrán
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physical ChemistryUniversity of UppsalaUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Department of Physical ChemistryUniversitat Autónoma de BarcelonaBellaterra, BarcelonaSpain

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