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.
- oppositely charged polyelectrolytes
- coacervation core micelles
- interpolyelectrolyte complexes
- diblock copolymers
- colloidal stability
- amphiphilic block
- abc terpolymer