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Sporopollenin, the least known yet toughest natural biopolymer (2015)
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Mackenzie, G., Boa, A. N., Diego-Taboada, A., Atkin, S. L., & Sathyapalan, T. (in press). Sporopollenin, the least known yet toughest natural biopolymer. Frontiers in Materials, 2, (1-5). doi:10.3389/fmats.2015.00066. ISSN 2296-8016

Sporopollenin is highly cross-linked polymer composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen that is extraordinarily stable and has been found chemically intact in sedimentary rocks some 500 million years old. It makes up the outer shell (exine) of plant sp... Read More

Sporopollenin as an efficient green support for covalent immobilization of a lipase (2015)
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de Souza, S. P., Marquez, H. V., Junior, I. I., Miranda, L. S. M., Boa, A. N., de Souza, R. O. M. A., …Souza, S. D. (2014). Sporopollenin as an efficient green support for covalent immobilization of a lipase. Catalysis science & technology, 5(6), (3130-3136). doi:10.1039/c4cy01682c. ISSN 2044-4753

Sporopollenin exine capsules (SECs), derived from the spores of Lycopodium clavatum, have been functionalised with 1,n-diamines and the resulting aminoalkyl microcapsules used to immobilize Candida antarctica lipase B (Cal B) via a glutaradehyde-base... Read More

Effect of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and new fenamate analogues on TRPC4 and TRPC5 channels (2012)
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Jiang, H., Zeng, B., Chen, G., Bot, D., Eastmond, S., Elsenussi, S. E., …Xu, S. (2012). Effect of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and new fenamate analogues on TRPC4 and TRPC5 channels. Biochemical Pharmacology, 83(7), (923-931). doi:10.1016/j.bcp.2012.01.014. ISSN 0006-2952

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are widely used anti-inflammatory therapeutic agents,among which the fenamate analogues play important roles in regulating intracellular Ca<sup>2+</sup> transient and ion channels. However, the eff... Read More

Effect of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and new fenamate analogues on TRPC4 and TRPC5 channels (2012)
Journal Article
Jiang, H., Zeng, B., Bot, D., Eastmond, S., Elsenussi, S. E., Boa, A. N., …Boa, A. (2012). Effect of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and new fenamate analogues on TRPC4 and TRPC5 channels. Biochemical Pharmacology, 83(7), (923-931). doi:10.1016/j.bcp.2012.01.014. ISSN 0006-2952

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are widely used anti-inflammatory therapeutic agents,among which the fenamate analogues play important roles in regulating intracellular Ca2+ transient and ion channels. However, the effect of NSAIDs on... Read More

Sporopollenin capsules at fluid interfaces: Particle-stabilised emulsions and liquid marbles (2011)
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Rocher, A., Kibble, M. A., MacKenzie, G., Boa, A. N., & Binks, B. P. (2011). Sporopollenin capsules at fluid interfaces: Particle-stabilised emulsions and liquid marbles. Soft matter, 7(8), 4017-4024. doi:10.1039/c0sm01516d

Hollow particles of sporopollenin from spores of the plant Lycopodium clavatum have been prepared. These particles possess ionisable groups on their surface such that they become increasingly negatively charged with an increase in pH. The particles a... Read More

Access to a primary aminosporopollenin solid support from plant spores (2010)
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Loebbert, A., Boasman, A. J., Löbbert, A., Barrier, S., Mackenzie, G., Atkin, S. L., …Boa, A. N. (2010). Access to a primary aminosporopollenin solid support from plant spores. Green chemistry : an international journal and green chemistry resource : GC, 12(2), 234-240. doi:10.1039/b913215e

Sporopollenin, which is a naturally occurring and highly resilient organic polymer constituting the external shell of spores and pollen grains, has been converted into a primary amine form with a loading of 0.58 +/- 0.04 mmol. g(-1) by reductive amin... Read More

Synthesis and reactions of α-fluoro-α-amino amides (2008)
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Bailey, P. D., Clayson, J., & Boa, A. N. (2009). Synthesis and reactions of α-fluoro-α-amino amides. Tetrahedron, 65(8), (1724-1736). doi:10.1016/j.tet.2008.11.061. ISSN 0040-4020

N-((S)-1-Phenylethyl)halofluoroethanamides have been investigated as precursors to N-protected α-fluoro-α-amino amides by nucleophilic displacement of halide with nitrogen nucleophiles such as potassium phthalimide, sodium succinimide, so... Read More