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Biocompatible functionalisation of starch

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The enzyme catalysed esterification of starch and fatty acids with terminal triple bonds is described. This material can be used as an acceptor for azide containing molecules, through azide/alkyne cycloaddition. The potential is illustrated by the production of fluorescently-labelled starch, and a biotinylated derivative which can bind streptavidin.

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30 Jul 2010
27 Oct 2010
First published
22 Nov 2010

Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 683-685
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Biocompatible functionalisation of starch

A. Alissandratos, N. Baudendistel, B. Hauer, K. Baldenius, S. Flitsch and P. Halling, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 683
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC02908D

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