Fully charged: Maximizing the potential of cationic polyelectrolytes in applications ranging from membranes to gene delivery through rational design

  title={Fully charged: Maximizing the potential of cationic polyelectrolytes in applications ranging from membranes to gene delivery through rational design},
  author={Jessica L. Freyer and Spencer D. Brucks and Luis M. Campos},
  journal={Journal of Polymer Science Part A},
Polyelectrolytes have found utility across various applications in materials science, from electrochemical devices to biotechnology, due to their facile processing and tunable properties. Through chemistry, rational manipulation of molecular structure enables individual families of polyelectrolytes to be used in emerging advanced applications. In this perspective, we focus on cationic systems, and we describe how various structural motifs influence macromolecular properties for anion exchange… 

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