Engineering multi-responsive complex coacervate core micelles for biomedical and materials science applications

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July 31-August 4, 2017


Complex coacervate core micelles (C3Ms) spontaneously form upon co-assembly of two oppositely charged polymers under suitable conditions in aqueous solutions. As micelle formation is driven by electrostatic interactions, C3Ms are multi-responsive nanostructures that readily adapt to changes in charge stoichiometry, pH, ionic strength, as well as external cues, like temperature and light, provided suitable (co)polymers are selected. An overview will be presented of recent work on various types of C3Ms developed for specific biomedical and materials science applications.

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