Engineering multi-responsive complex coacervate core micelles for biomedical and materials science applications
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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Ilja Voets, Christian Sproncken, and Romà Suris i Valls, "Engineering multi-responsive complex coacervate core micelles for biomedical and materials science applications" in "Association in Solution IV", Ulf Olsson, Lund University, Sweden Norman Wagner, University of Delaware, USA Anand Yethiraj, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2017). https://dc.engconfintl.org/assoc_solution_iv/18