The formation and dynamic behavior of polyion complexbased vesicles (PICsomes) were examined under charge-balance disrupting conditions, using homo-catiomer and pegylatedaniomer. Under catiomer-rich conditions, an unusual increase in the PICsome size was observed, which was primarily attributed to Ostwald ripening. This growth was triggered by the addition of a homo-catiomer to switch the composition of the PIC membrane. The results provide insight into the design of smart PIC-based systems for functional nanocapsules.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- 化学 (全般)