Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1993, 58, 713-747

Formation of Polyelectrolyte Complexes

Jaroslav Mikulík, Zdeněk Vinklárek and Milan Vondruška

Technological Faculty, Technical University, 762 72 Zlín, Czech Republic


Polyelectrolyte complexes are intermacromolecular complexes, i.e. macromolecular compounds formed by interpolymeric reaction between oppositely charged polyelectrolytes. The effect of the molecular parameters and reaction conditions on the formation and structure of polyelectrolyte complexes is reviewed.