Assembly of polyelectrolyte-containing block copolymers in aqueous media

M.A. Cohen Stuart, P.S. Hofs, I.K. Voets, A. de Keizer

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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
JournalCurrent Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • oppositely charged polyelectrolytes
  • coacervation core micelles
  • interpolyelectrolyte complexes
  • diblock copolymers
  • colloidal stability
  • amphiphilic block
  • light-scattering
  • abc terpolymer
  • behavior
  • micellization

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