From Synthesis to Biotechnological Applications: Cationic Polymer Nanoparticles and NanogelsAuthor(s): Liam Carter*
Aqueous polymeric dispersions created by polymerization procedures in dispersed media to produce polymeric particles with sizes in the colloidal range have attracted increasing interest from both academic and industry perspectives over the last several decades. Adhesives, water based coatings, textiles, paper, additives, and flocculants are just a few of the applications for these nanoparticles. They can also be used as fine or high-value polymeric materials in medical diagnostic tests, antibody purifications, drug delivery systems, and calibration material. Monodisperse polymer colloids have shown to be excellent model systems for investigating a variety of colloidal phenomena and creating new industrial applications.