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Thermodynamically consistent force field for coarse-grained modeling of aqueous electrolyte solution

Abstract : We propose a thermodynamically consistent methodology to parameterize interactions between charged particles inside the dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) formalism. We have used experimental data of osmotic pressure as a function of the salinity in order to optimize the required interaction parameters. Our results for NaCl aqueous solution show that the use of mean osmotic coefficient, as well as the activity coefficient of individual ions, allow to unambiguously determine the Na+-water, cr-water and Na+-cr DPD repulsion parameters. We propose a simple linear relationship between the hydration free energies· of ions and the ionwater repulsion parameters that allows the parameterization of the complete series of halide and alkaline ions. Two different strategies have been used to derive the anion-cation interaction parameters for halide and alkaline but NaCl. In the first one, parameters are obtained for ail pairs of ions based on the numericàl optimization of the anion-cation repulsion parameter with respect to experimental osmotic pressure data. The mean absolute relative deviation between simuJated and experimental data is then smaller than 4%. Second, we propose a simple, purely predictive approach to obtain the anion-cation interaction parameters based on the free energy difference of hydration energies of anions and cations in the spirit of the law of matching water affinities (LMW A). This approach predict sait properties with a mean absolute relative deviation of the order of 13 %, and with an accuracy better than 6% if small ions (Lt and F) are removed.
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Carlos Nieto-Draghi, Bernard Rousseau. Thermodynamically consistent force field for coarse-grained modeling of aqueous electrolyte solution. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, American Chemical Society, 2019, 123 (10), pp.2424-2431. ⟨10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b11190⟩. ⟨hal-02158903⟩



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