In this review we present an overview of the developments of (self-)assembly of linear block copolymers containing one or more polyelectrolyte blocks in aqueous solution. Different micellar structures and phase behaviour are described. The role of inter- and intramolecular complex coacervation is emphasised. Recent developments in applications of assembly of polyelectrolyte-containing copolymers are presented.
- Complex coacervation
- Polyion complex