polyelectrolyte

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pol·y·e·lec·tro·lyte

 (pŏl′ē-ĭ-lĕk′trə-līt′)
n.
A polymer, such as a protein or some polysaccharides, having ionic or ionizable constituents.

polyelectrolyte

(ˌpɒlɪɪˈlɛktrəˌlaɪt)
n
(Chemistry) chem a substance of polymeric molecules
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Noun1.polyelectrolyte - an electrolyte of high molecular weight
electrolyte - a solution that conducts electricity; "the proper amount and distribution of electrolytes in the body is essential for health"
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Amphiphilic copolymers are used as gene carriers where negatively charged cargo molecules (siRNA, mRNA, small protein or DNA) binds to the polycation through ionic interactions and polymers condense complex into sub-150-nm particles.
Gerard F, Boudot J-P, Ranger J (2001) Consideration on the occurrence of the All3 polycation in natural soil solutions and surface waters.
In fact, changing the order addition of polyanion and polycation solutions affected the formation of stable microparticles.
The PEI polycation was exposed to the gold electrode surface for 25 min to form the initial PEM anchoring monolayer, followed by deionized water rinsing steps to remove any non-bonded PEI.
13]" tridecameric polycation under diverse synthesis
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Pervin Anklesaria, senior director of research at Targeted Genetics, presented data indicating that the company's (Lipid Polycation DNA) gene delivery system is capable of delivering genes systemically when delivered intravenously.
The PAN/PET substrate was immersed (a) in the polyanion solution (ALG [Sinopharm Chemical Reagent]: 10 g/L, glycerol [Beijing Chemical Works]: 30 ml/L), because the PAN/PET membrane was lightly positively charged after electrospinning; (b) in deionized water for removing excess polyelectrolyte molecules; (c) in the polycation solution (CHI [Sinopharm Chemical Reagent]: 10 g/L, acetic acid [Beijing Chemical Works]: 10 ml/L, glycerol: 30 ml/L); (d) in deionized water again.
Dave Hawn and Beth Nichols, The Dow Chemical Company; "The Modeling of Polycation Surfactant Complexes in Shampoos with Deposition Properties," Manuel Gamez-Garcia, Ph.
Keratin produced via the oxidative sulfitolysis of wool was employed as the polyanion and ammonium functionalized cellulose (polyquarternium) was employed as the polycation.
The capillary was first coated under pressure with a solution of polycation dissolved in 33 g/L malic acid, pH 4.
Thus, during the formation of chitosan complexes with pentacyanoferrate(II) the polymer plays double role of ligand and polycation.