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A diluted solution of trehalose in water has been investigated by means of neutron diffraction with isotopic H/D substitution of the water hydrogens. Data have been analyzed in terms of site-site radial distribution functions, via the EPSR simulation code. This is the first time that the capabilities of this data refinement method are tested against neutron diffraction data of a complex carbohydrate molecule. A small perturbation of water hydration shell and short hydrogen bonds between trehalose oxygens and water hydrogens has been evidenced. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.chemphys.2007.07.052

Type

Journal article

Journal

Chemical Physics

Publication Date

18/04/2008

Volume

345

Pages

159 - 163