Molecular rigidity and enthalpy–entropy compensation in DNA melting

Fernando Vargas-Lara, Francis W. Starr, Jack F. Douglas
2017 Soft Matter  
Enthalpy–entropy compensation is observed in diverse molecular binding processes of importance to living systems and manufacturing applications. We suggest that variations in molecular rigidity might provide a common origin of this phenomenon in the binding of complex molecules such as DNA.
doi:10.1039/c7sm01220a pmid:29057399 fatcat:xmag4e65tnhsraetmtlkcu7cgq