Design, Structure, and Behavior of Interpolymer Complex Membranes

  • Sarkyt E. Kudaibergenov
  • Larisa A. Bimendina
  • Gulmira T. Zhumadilova


Polyelectrolyte complex (PEC) formation reactions between oppositely charged linear polyelectrolytes have been considered in detail.1-4 PEC formation reactions represent an interesting principle to develop PEC films,5 membranes,6 and microcapsules7,8 with unique permselective characteristics towards liquids,9 gases,10 and ions.11 Usually, at a low concentration of mixing polyelectrolytes PECs precipitate and the processing of thin films or membranes becomes a multistage process that includes the following steps: 1) the separation of precipitate; 2) dissolution of precipitate in a ternary mixture consisting of water, organic solvents, and neutral salts; 3) casting; 4) removal of impurities. Whereas a thin interfacial film of PEC about 20 nm thick is rapidly formed at higher polyelectrolyte concentrations (above 0.6 wt.%, or about 0.03 N).11 This film is stoichiometric and because of its impermeability the reaction is stopped after the initial formation of the thin film.


Vinyl Ether Benzene Solution Dimeric Interface Polyelectrolyte Complex Sodium Dodecylsulfonate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sarkyt E. Kudaibergenov
    • 1
  • Larisa A. Bimendina
    • 1
  • Gulmira T. Zhumadilova
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Polymer Materials and TechnologyAlmatyKazakhstan

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