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Sporopollenin exine capsules (SpECs) derived from Lycopodium clavatum provide practical antioxidant properties by retarding rancidification of an ω-3 oil (2020)
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Thomasson, M. J., Diego-Taboada, A., Barrier, S., Martin-Guyout, J., Amedjou, E., Atkin, S. L., …Mackenzie, G. (2020). Sporopollenin exine capsules (SpECs) derived from Lycopodium clavatum provide practical antioxidant properties by retarding rancidification of an ω-3 oil. Industrial Crops and Products, 154, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop.2020.112714

In recent years the use of natural antioxidants in foodstuffs and personal care products has become increasingly important for consumers and therefore manufacturers. In this work, sporopollenin exine capsules (SpECs), extracted from spores of the com... Read More about Sporopollenin exine capsules (SpECs) derived from Lycopodium clavatum provide practical antioxidant properties by retarding rancidification of an ω-3 oil.

A natural solution to photoprotection and isolation of the potent polyene antibiotic, marinomycin A (2019)
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Bailey, C. S., Zarins-Tutt, J. S., Agbo, M., Gao, H., Diego-Taboada, A., Gan, M., …Goss, R. J. M. (2019). A natural solution to photoprotection and isolation of the potent polyene antibiotic, marinomycin A. Chemical science, 10(32), 7549-7553. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9sc01375j

The photoprotection and isolation of marinomycin A using sporopollenin exine capsules (SpECs) derived from the spores of the plant Lycopodium clavatum is described. The marinomycins have a particularly short half-life in natural light, which severely... Read More about A natural solution to photoprotection and isolation of the potent polyene antibiotic, marinomycin A.

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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmats.2015.00066

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 about Sporopollenin, the least known yet toughest natural biopolymer.

Sporopollenin as an efficient green support for covalent immobilization of a lipase (2015)
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de Souza, S. P., Bassut, J., Marquez, H. V., Junior, I. I., Miranda, L. S. M., Huang, Y., …de Souza, R. O. M. A. (2015). Sporopollenin as an efficient green support for covalent immobilization of a lipase. Catalysis science & technology, 5(6), 3130-3136. https://doi.org/10.1039/c4cy01682c

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 about Sporopollenin as an efficient green support for covalent immobilization of a lipase.

Sequestration of edible oil from emulsions using new single and double layered microcapsules from plant spores (2012)
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Queneau, Y., Boa, A., Atkin, S., Beckett, S., MacKenzie, G., Huang, Y., …Mackenzie, G. (2012). Sequestration of edible oil from emulsions using new single and double layered microcapsules from plant spores. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22(19), 9767-9773. https://doi.org/10.1039/c2jm00103a

Microcapsules were obtained conveniently from Lycopodium clavatum spores possessing either a single layered shell of sporopollenin (exine) or double layered shell of sporopollenin and cellulose with an inner layer (intine). These microcapsules were f... Read More about Sequestration of edible oil from emulsions using new single and double layered microcapsules from plant spores.

Dimroth-type rearrangement of 1-benzyl- and 1-glycosyl-5-aminoimidazoles to 4-(N-substituted amino)imidazoles (2011)
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Rouse, S., Vanbaelinghem, L., Ewing, D., Boa, A., MacKenzie, G., Costanzi, S., …Mackenzie, G. (2012). Dimroth-type rearrangement of 1-benzyl- and 1-glycosyl-5-aminoimidazoles to 4-(N-substituted amino)imidazoles. Tetrahedron letters; the international organ for the rapid publication of preliminary communications in organic chemistry, 53(4), 412-415. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tetlet.2011.11.058

An efficient route is described to an unusual exocyclic 4-β-d-ribofuranosyl-aminoimidazole nucleoside, related 4-N-benzylaminoimidazoles and imidazole analogues of precursors in the de novo biosynthesis of purines, via a regiospecific and stereoselec... Read More about Dimroth-type rearrangement of 1-benzyl- and 1-glycosyl-5-aminoimidazoles to 4-(N-substituted amino)imidazoles.

A synthesis of bredinin (Mizoribine®) from an acyclic precursor (2011)
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Humble, R. W., Middleton, D. F., Banoub, J., Ewing, D. F., Boa, A. N., & Mackenzie, G. (2011). A synthesis of bredinin (Mizoribine®) from an acyclic precursor. Tetrahedron letters; the international organ for the rapid publication of preliminary communications in organic chemistry, 52(47), 6223-6227. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tetlet.2011.09.085

Bredinin (4-carbamoyl-1-β-D-ribofuranosylimidazolium-5-olate, 1) was synthesised by the formation of amalonamate from 2,3-isopropylidene-D-ribofuranosylamine and ethyl malonyl chloride, followed by a sequence involving amination, via reduction o... Read More about A synthesis of bredinin (Mizoribine®) from an acyclic precursor.

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

Access to a primary aminosporopollenin solid support from plant spores (2010)
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MacKenzie, G., Atkin, S., Boa, A., Boasman, A., Löbbert, A., Barrier, S., …Mackenzie, G. (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. https://doi.org/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 about Access to a primary aminosporopollenin solid support from plant spores.


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