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On Complex Coacervate Core Micelles: Structure-Function Perspectives

Laboratory of Self-Organizing Soft Matter, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry and Institute for Complex Molecular Systems, Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Polymers 2020, 12(9), 1953; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym12091953
Received: 27 July 2020 / Revised: 24 August 2020 / Accepted: 26 August 2020 / Published: 28 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Collection The Next Generation in Polymer Research)
The co-assembly of ionic-neutral block copolymers with oppositely charged species produces nanometric colloidal complexes, known, among other names, as complex coacervates core micelles (C3Ms). C3Ms are of widespread interest in nanomedicine for controlled delivery and release, whilst research activity into other application areas, such as gelation, catalysis, nanoparticle synthesis, and sensing, is increasing. In this review, we discuss recent studies on the functional roles that C3Ms can fulfil in these and other fields, focusing on emerging structure–function relations and remaining knowledge gaps. View Full-Text
Keywords: co-assembly; complex coacervate core micelle; interpolyelectrolyte complex; polyelectrolytes; polyion complex; polyplex; protein-polymer complex; structure-function relations co-assembly; complex coacervate core micelle; interpolyelectrolyte complex; polyelectrolytes; polyion complex; polyplex; protein-polymer complex; structure-function relations
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Magana, J.R.; Sproncken, C.C.M.; Voets, I.K. On Complex Coacervate Core Micelles: Structure-Function Perspectives. Polymers 2020, 12, 1953. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym12091953

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Magana JR, Sproncken CCM, Voets IK. On Complex Coacervate Core Micelles: Structure-Function Perspectives. Polymers. 2020; 12(9):1953. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym12091953

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Magana, Jose R., Christian C.M. Sproncken, and Ilja K. Voets 2020. "On Complex Coacervate Core Micelles: Structure-Function Perspectives" Polymers 12, no. 9: 1953. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym12091953

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