Entropy 2006, 8,
Structuring Information and Entropy: Catalyst as Information Carrier
Pierre J. Trambouze
20 avenue des Cottages, 69300, Caluire, France
Received: 16 March 2006 / Accepted: 15 June 2006 / Published: 16 June 2006
Many authors tried to exploit the similarities between expressions of the statistical thermodynamics for the entropy and those of Shannon's information theory. In a new approach, we highlight the role of information involved in chemical systems, in particular in the interaction between catalysts and reactants, what we call structuring information. By means of examples, we present some applications of this concept to the biosphere, by visiting a very vast domain going from the appearance of life on earth to its present evolution.
information, entropy, negentropy, catalyst, transition state, enzyme, life, biochemical information
Full text in PDF form, 166 K
© 2006 by MDPI (http://www.mdpi.org).
Reproduction for noncommercial purposes permitted.