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Title: Saloplastics: Processing Compact Polyelectrolyte Complexes.
Name(s): Schlenoff, Joseph, author
Schaaf, Pierre, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Journal Article
Date Issued: 2015-03-13
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Polyelectrolyte complexes (PECs) are prepared by mixing solutions of oppositely charged polyelectrolytes. These diffuse, amorphous precipitates may be compacted into dense materials, CoPECs, by ultracentrifugation (ucPECs) or extrusion (exPECs). The presence of salt water is essential in plasticizing PECs to allow them to be reformed and fused. When hydrated, CoPECs are versatile, rugged, biocompatible, elastic materials with applications including bioinspired materials, supports for enzymes and (nano)composites. In this review, various methods for making CoPECs are described, as well as fundamental responses of CoPEC mechanical properties to salt concentration. Possible applications as synthetic cartilage, enzymatically active biocomposites, self‐healing materials, and magnetic nanocomposites are presented.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1543268228_25a15aaa (IID), 10.1002/adma.201500176 (DOI)
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Advanced Materials.
Issue: vol. 27

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Schlenoff, J., & Schaaf, P. (2015). Saloplastics: Processing Compact Polyelectrolyte Complexes. Advanced Materials. Retrieved from