Effective Energy Transfer via Plasmon-Activated High-Energy Water Promotes Its Fundamental Activities of Solubility, Ionic Conductivity, and Extraction at Room Temperature

Chih Ping Yang, Hsiao Chien Chen, Ching Chiung Wang, Po Wei Tsai, Chia Wen Ho, Yu Chuan Liu

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Water is a ubiquitous solvent in biological, physical, and chemical processes. Unique properties of water result from water's tetrahedral hydrogen-bonded (HB) network (THBN). The original THBN is destroyed when water is confined in a nanosized environment or localized at interfaces, resulting in corresponding changes in HB-dependent properties. In this work, we present an innovative idea to validate the reserve energy of high-energy water and applications of high-energy water to promote water's fundamental activities of solubility, ionic conductivity, and extraction at room temperature. High-energy water with reduced HBs was created by utilizing hot electrons with energies from the decay of surface plasmon excited at gold (Au) nanoparticles (NPs). Compared to conventional deionized (DI) water, solubilities of alkali metal-chloride salts in high-energy water were significantly increased, especially for salts that release heat when dissolved. The ionic conductivity of NaCl in high-energy water was also markedly higher, especially when the electrolyte's concentration was extremely low. In addition, antioxidative components, such as polyphenols and 2,3,5,4′-tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-beta-d-glucoside (THSG) from teas, and Polygonum multiflorum (PM), could more effectively be extracted using high-energy water. These results demonstrate that high-energy water has emerged as a promising innovative solvent for promoting water's fundamental activities via effective energy transfer.

Original languageEnglish
Article number18152
JournalScientific Reports
Volume5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 10 2015

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Ionic conductivity
Energy transfer
Solubility
Water
Temperature
Hydrogen
Salts
Alkali Metals
Hot electrons
Deionized water
Glucosides
Polyphenols
Gold
Electrolytes
Chlorides

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Effective Energy Transfer via Plasmon-Activated High-Energy Water Promotes Its Fundamental Activities of Solubility, Ionic Conductivity, and Extraction at Room Temperature. / Yang, Chih Ping; Chen, Hsiao Chien; Wang, Ching Chiung; Tsai, Po Wei; Ho, Chia Wen; Liu, Yu Chuan.

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