POLYELECTROLYTE COMPLEX- AN OVERVIEWAbstract
The current scenario was to study Polyelectrolyte complex. Polyelectrolyte complexes (PECs) represent a special class of polymeric compounds consisting of oppositely charged polyions that can have either cationic or anionic charges. Due to their charges they are hydrophilic, and normally water soluble, and can be used in a variety of applications, such as drug delivery, coatings, shampoos, or as flocculating agents in water treatment. These complexes avoid the use of chemical cross linking agent thereby to reducing the risk of toxicity. These complex formed is generally applied in different dosage form. A number of different, polymers are used to form polyelectrolyte complex. The present review emphasizes on the detail study on polyelectrolyte complex with their utility in drug delivery.
Anurag Verma and Ankita Verma*
Department of Pharmacy, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, IFTM University (Institute of Foreign Trade and Management University), Lodhipur Rajput, Delhi road, Moradabad-244001, Uttar Pradesh, India
22 January, 2013
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