Assembly of polyelectrolyte-containing block copolymers in aqueous media

Martien A. Cohen Stuart (Corresponding author), Bas Hofs, Ilja K. Voets, Arie de Keizer

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-36
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science
Volume10
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Assembly
  • Complex coacervation
  • Copolymer
  • Diblock
  • Micelle
  • Polyelectrolyte
  • Polyion complex
  • Terpolymer
  • Triblock

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