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Project Acronym: HDevCG
Title: Quantitative Prediction of the Structure and Viscosity of Aqueous Micellar Solutions of Ionic Surfactants: A Combined Approach Based on Coarse-Grained MARTINI Simulations Followed by Reverse-Mapped All-Atom Molecular Dynamics Simulations
Affiliation: university of patras
Pi: Vlasis G. Mavrantzas
Research Field: chemical sciences and materials

Quantitative Prediction of the Structure and Viscosity of Aqueous Micellar Solutions of Ionic Surfactants: A Combined Approach Based on Coarse-Grained MARTINI Simulations Followed by Reverse-Mapped All-Atom Molecular Dynamics Simulations
by S. D. Peroukidis, D. G. Tsalikis, M. G. Noro, I. P. Stott, V. G. Mavrantzas
Abstract:
We address the problem of the quantitative prediction of micelle formation in dilute aqueous solutions of ionic surfactants using sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) as a model system through a computational approach that involves three steps: (a) execution of coarse-grained simulations based on the MARTINI force field (with slightly modified parameters to afford the formation of large micelles); (b) reverse mapping of the final self-assembled coarse-grained configuration into an all-atom configuration; and (c) final relaxation of this all-atom configuration through short-time (on the order of a few tens of nanoseconds), detailed isothermal–isobaric molecular dynamics simulations using the CHARMM36 force field. For a given concentration of the solution in SDS molecules, the modified MARTINI-based coarse-grained simulations lead to the formation of large micelles characterized by mean aggregation numbers above the experimentally observed ones. However, by reintroducing the detailed chemical structure through a strategy that solves a well-defined geometric problem and re-equilibrating, these large micellar aggregates quickly dissolve to smaller ones and equilibrate to sizes that perfectly match the average micelle size measured experimentally at the given surfactant concentration. From the all-atom molecular dynamics simulations, we also deduce the surfactant diffusivity DSDS and the zero-shear rate viscosity, η0, of the solution, which are observed to compare very favorably with the few experimental values that we were able to find in the literature.
Reference:
Quantitative Prediction of the Structure and Viscosity of Aqueous Micellar Solutions of Ionic Surfactants: A Combined Approach Based on Coarse-Grained MARTINI Simulations Followed by Reverse-Mapped All-Atom Molecular Dynamics Simulations (S. D. Peroukidis, D. G. Tsalikis, M. G. Noro, I. P. Stott, V. G. Mavrantzas), In J. Chem. Theory Comput., volume 16, 2020.
Bibtex Entry:
@article{doi:10.1021-acs.jctc.0c00229,
 author = {S. D. Peroukidis, D. G. Tsalikis, M. G. Noro, I. P. Stott, V. G. Mavrantzas},
 doi = {10.1021/acs.jctc.0c00229},
 url = {https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jctc.0c00229},
 year = {2020},
 bibyear = {2020},
 journal = {J. Chem. Theory Comput.},
 volume = {16},
 number = {5},
 pages = {3363-3372},
 title = {Quantitative Prediction of the Structure and Viscosity of Aqueous Micellar Solutions of Ionic Surfactants: A Combined Approach Based on Coarse-Grained MARTINI Simulations Followed by Reverse-Mapped All-Atom Molecular Dynamics Simulations},
 abstract = {We address the problem of the quantitative prediction of micelle formation in dilute aqueous solutions of ionic surfactants using sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) as a model system through a computational approach that involves three steps: (a) execution of coarse-grained simulations based on the MARTINI force field (with slightly modified parameters to afford the formation of large micelles); (b) reverse mapping of the final self-assembled coarse-grained configuration into an all-atom configuration; and (c) final relaxation of this all-atom configuration through short-time (on the order of a few tens of nanoseconds), detailed isothermal–isobaric molecular dynamics simulations using the CHARMM36 force field. For a given concentration of the solution in SDS molecules, the modified MARTINI-based coarse-grained simulations lead to the formation of large micelles characterized by mean aggregation numbers above the experimentally observed ones. However, by reintroducing the detailed chemical structure through a strategy that solves a well-defined geometric problem and re-equilibrating, these large micellar aggregates quickly dissolve to smaller ones and equilibrate to sizes that perfectly match the average micelle size measured experimentally at the given surfactant concentration. From the all-atom molecular dynamics simulations, we also deduce the surfactant diffusivity DSDS and the zero-shear rate viscosity, η0, of the solution, which are observed to compare very favorably with the few experimental values that we were able to find in the literature.},
}