|193. Förster, S.; Abetz, V.; Müller, A.H.E.: Polyelectrolyte Block Copolymer Micelles, Advances in Polymer Science 166, 173 (2004)|
Polyelectrolyte block copolymers form micelles and vesicles in aqueous solutions. Micelle formation and micellar structure depends on various parameters like block lengths, salt concentration, pH, and solvent quality. The synthesis and properties of more complicated block and micellar architectures such as triblock- and graft copolymers, Janus micelles, and core-shell cylinder brushes are reviewed as well. Investigations reveal details of the interactions of polyelectrolyte layers and electro-steric stabilization forces.