Mixtures of polyelectrolytes and oppositely charged surfactants find applications in many processes and products that are used in our daily life. Such systems also show many interesting features from a scientific point of view. Due to the combined technological relevance and scientific challenge, considerable research efforts have been made in this area in recent years. This has resulted in new theoretical approaches, the development of simulation methods and new experimental techniques and, of course, a large body of new findings. Together, these efforts have increased the understanding significantly, especially during the last 5 years. This chapter reviews some aspects of this topic, focusing on bulk association and association at solid/liquid interfaces. The review is focused on developments during the 21st century, even though in some cases a historical perspective is also offered.
- Bulk association
- Interfacial association
- Oppositely charged surfactants
- Solid/liquid interfaces
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)