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Hydrophobic interactions in context

The finding that immobilized ions can alter the strength of hydrophobic interactions between molecules suggests a strategy for tuning hydrophobicity to optimize molecular recognition and self-assembly processes. See Letter p.347

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Figure 1: Context-dependent hydrophobic interactions.


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