Encyclopedia of Membranes

2016 Edition
| Editors: Enrico Drioli, Lidietta Giorno

Layer-by-Layer Self-Assembly Membrane

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-44324-8_1488
Layer-by-layer (LbL) self-assembly membranes are multilayered nanoarchitectures obtained by depositing oppositely charged polyelectrolytes or molecules presenting mutually interacting binding sites (Table 1) (Borges and Mano 2014). The LbL method can not only be applied to polymers but also on the combinations of polymers with particles.
Layer-by-Layer Self-Assembly Membrane, Table 1

Materials available for Layer-by-layer (LbL) self-assembly membranes

Molecules

Attractive Force Type

Examples

Polyelectrolyte polymers

Electrostatic interaction

Poly(styrenesulfonate) (PSS)

Poly(allylamine hydrochloride) (PAH)

Poly(l-lysine)/alginate (PLL/ALG) PLL/hyaluronan (PLL/HA)

PLL/poly(l-glutamic acid) (PLL/ PGA), PLL/poly(acrylic acid) (PLL/PAA), PGA/PAH, chitosan/HA (CHT/HA), poly(ethylenimine)/PAA (PEI/ PAA)

Polymers carrying hydrogen donor and acceptor moieties

Hydrogen bonding

Poly(vinylpyrrolidone) (PVP)

Poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA)

Poly(acrylamide) (PAA)

Poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO)

Poly(vinylpyrro...

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References

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute on Membrane Technology, National Research Council of Italy, ITM-CNRRendeItaly