We explore new avenues of solvation, advance new technologies
In Area I, RESOLV will introduce local concepts for solvation thermodynamics as well as site- specific polarity and local pH scales in nanoheterogeneous environments. Fundamental to the progress that we aim to achieve will be the synergistic combination of experiments addressing local solvent properties with theoretical approaches. These concepts promise to have a strong impact on advancing molecular recognition and (bio-)electrocatalysis.
In Area II, RESOLV will address dynamical aspects of solvation as well as ‘solvent shaping’, and will proceed to time-resolved techniques. Our goal is to tackle complex reacting systems in solution at the molecular level. This will lay the foundation for developing innovative synthesis strategies and boost the transfer of these results into bio- and process technologies.
In Area III, RESOLV will consider high pressure, low temperature, and nanoconfinement as key stressors for the solvent that enable us to rigorously modulate solvation properties without changing the chemical identity of the solvent. Advancing the understanding of solvation under extreme conditions will open up new applications, ranging from organocatalysis and enzymology to increasing the shelf life of bioproducts.
RESOLV (2012-2018) - Seven years in Solvation Research
RESOLV in a Nutshell (2012-2018)