Polymeric supramolecular assemblies based on multivalent ionic interactions for biomedical applications

  title={Polymeric supramolecular assemblies based on multivalent ionic interactions for biomedical applications},
  author={Hongsik Yoon and Emma J. Dell and Jessica L. Freyer and Luis M. Campos and Woo Dong Jang},
Abstract Oppositely charged polyelectrolytes can be used to form various types of self-assembled structures directed by multivalent ionic interactions. The supramolecular architectures that result are often referred to as polyion complexes (PICs). Synthetic polyion complexes are exciting candidates for biomedical applications. Their self-assembly capabilities give rise to hierarchical mesoscopic platforms such as micelles, membranes, and capsules through simple mixing processes. These complexes… Expand
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