Proton binding by linear, branched, and hyperbranched polyelectrolytes

Ger J.M. Koper, Michal Borkovec
2010 Polymer  
This article reviews our understanding of ionization processes of weak polyelectrolytes. The emphasis is put on a general introduction to site binding models, which are able to account for many experimental features of linear and branched polyelectrolytes, including dendrimers. These models are fully compatible with the classical description of acidebase equilibria. The review further discusses the nature of the siteesite interaction and role of conformational equilibria. Experimental charging
more » ... ata of numerous weak polyelectrolytes are discussed in terms of these models in detail.
doi:10.1016/j.polymer.2010.08.067 fatcat:sw6y6utzknffhdloz5fwdetee4