Monatshefte für Chemie / Chemical Monthly

, Volume 132, Issue 11, pp 1237–1268

Ionic Solvation in Aqueous and Nonaqueous Solutions

  • Hitoshi Ohtaki
Invited Review

DOI: 10.1007/s007060170016

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Ohtaki, H. Monatshefte fuer Chemie (2001) 132: 1237. doi:10.1007/s007060170016


 The history of studies on ionic solvation is briefly reviewed, and structural and dynamic properties of solvated ions in aqueous and nonaqueous solutions are discussed. An emphasis is placed on ionic solvation in nonaqueous mixed solvents in which preferential solvation of ions takes place. A new parameter for expressing the degree of preferential solvation of an ion is proposed.

Keywords. Ionic solvation; Nonaqueous solutions; Mixed solvents; Preferential solvation; Preferential solvation quotient.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hitoshi Ohtaki
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  1. 1.Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu 525-8577, JapanJP