Polyelectrolyte Complexes as Smart Nanoengineered Systems for Biotechnology and Gene Delivery

  • Vladimir A. Izumrudov
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology book series (NAPSA)


Preparation and properties of water-soluble non-stoichiometric polyelectrolyte complexes are described. It is demonstrated that the data accumulated on studying kinetics and equilibrium of competitive reactions in solutions of the complexes form a basis for the development of stimuli responsive polyelectrolyte systems that are used for (bio)separation, gene delivery, immunoassay, design of (oligomeric) enzymes with controlled thermoaggregation and thermostability, preparation of ultrathin multilayered polyelectrolyte films and hollow capsules, creation of artificial chaperones.


(Bio)Polyelectrolyte complexes Competitive interpolyelectrolyte reactions Self-assembly and self-adjusted phenomena Selectivity and molecular recognition Controlled phase separations Stimuli responsive systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimir A. Izumrudov
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  1. 1.Polymer Chemistry DepartmentMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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