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Dr Alberto Saiani - publications

List of publications


  • Jiang L, Wu J, Nedolisa C, Saiani A, Assender H. Phase Separation and Crystallization in High Hard Block Content Polyurethane Thin Films. Macromolecules. 2015; 48(15): 5358-5366. eScholarID:286707 | DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.5b01083
  • Locatelli P, Woutters S, Lindsay C, Schroeder S, Hobdell J, Saiani A. Synthesis of polyurea-polyether nanoparticles via spontaneous nanoprecipitation. Rsc Advances. 2015; 5(52): 41668-41676. eScholarID:286708 | DOI:10.1039/c5ra03662c
  • Scelsi A, Bochicchio B, Smith A, Saiani A, Pepe A. Nanospheres from the self-assembly of an elastin-inspired triblock peptide. Rsc Advances. 2015; 5(115): 95007-95013. eScholarID:286709 | DOI:10.1039/c5ra21182d


  • Claire Tang, Aline F. Miller, Alberto Saiani. Peptide hydrogels as mucoadhesives for local drug delivery. International Journal of Pharmaceutics. 2014 February; eScholarID:231471
  • Boothroyd S, Saiani A, Miller A. Controlling Network Topology and Mechanical Properties of Co-Assembling Peptide Hydrogels. Biopolymers. 2014 June; 101(6): 669-680. eScholarID:248657 | DOI:10.1002/bip.22435
  • Castillo Diaz L, Saiani A, Gough J, Miller A. Human osteoblasts within soft peptide hydrogels promote mineralisation in vitro. Journal of tissue engineering. 2014 December; 5: 2041731414539344-2041731414539344. eScholarID:248658 | DOI:10.1177/2041731414539344
  • Hickling C, Toogood H, Saiani A, Scrutton N, Miller A. Nanofi brillar Peptide Hydrogels for the Immobilization of Biocatalysts for Chemical Transformations. Macromolecular Rapid Communications. 2014 May; 35(9): 868-874. eScholarID:248663 | DOI:10.1002/marc.201400027
  • Maslovskis A, Guilbaud J, Grillo I, Hodson N, Miller A, Saiani A. Self-Assembling Peptide/Thermoresponsive Polymer Composite Hydrogels: Effect of Peptide-Polymer Interactions on Hydrogel Properties. Langmuir. 2014 September; 30(34): 10471-10480. eScholarID:248664 | DOI:10.1021/la502358b
  • Szkolar L, Guilbaud J, Miller A, Gough J, Saiani A. Enzymatically triggered peptide hydrogels for 3D cell encapsulation and culture. Journal of Peptide Science. 2014 June; 20(7): 578-584. eScholarID:248661 | DOI:10.1002/psc.2666
  • Zafar U, Nzeram P, Langarica-Fuentes A, Houlden A, Heyworth A, Saiani A, Robson G. Biodegradation of polyester polyurethane during commercial composting and analysis of associated fungal communities. Bioresource Technology. 2014 April; 158: 374-377. eScholarID:248656 | DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2014.02.077


  • Boothroyd S, Miller A, Saiani A. From fibres to networks using self-assembling peptides. Faraday Discussions. 2013 October; 166: 195-207. eScholarID:248660 | DOI:10.1039/c3fd00097d
  • Guilbaud J, Rochas C, Miller A, Saiani A. Effect of Enzyme Concentration of the Morphology and Properties of Enzymatically Triggered Peptide Hydrogels. Biomacromolecules. 2013 May; 14(5): 1403-1411. eScholarID:248659 | DOI:10.1021/bm4000663
  • Mujeeb A, Miller A, Saiani A, Gough J. Self-assembled octapeptide scaffolds for in vitro chondrocyte culture. Acta Biomaterialia. 2013 January; 9(1): 4609-4617. eScholarID:248666 | DOI:10.1016/j.actbio.2012.08.044
  • Tang C, Ulijn R, Saiani A. Self-assembly and gelation properties of glycine/leucine Fmoc-dipeptides. European Physical Journal E. 2013 October; 36(10): eScholarID:248667 | DOI:111 10.1140/epje/i2013-13111-3
  • de Luca A, Stevens J, Schroeder S, Guilbaud J, Saiani A, Downes S, Terenghi G. Immobilization of cell-binding peptides on poly-e-caprolactone film surface to biomimic the peripheral nervous system. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A. 2013 February; 101(2): 491-501. eScholarID:248662 | DOI:10.1002/jbm.a.34345


  • Gooch A, Nedolisa C, Houton K, Lindsay C, Saiani A, Wilson A. Tunable Self-Assembled Elastomers Using Triply Hydrogen-Bonded Arrays. Macromolecules. 2012; 45(11): 4723-4729. eScholarID:179013 | DOI:10.1021/ma3001109
  • Tang C, Ulijn R, Saiani A. Effect of Glycine Substitution on Fmoc-Diphenylalanine Self-Assembly and Gelation Properties. Langmuir. 2012; 27(23): 14438-14449. eScholarID:179015 | DOI:10.1021/la202113j
  • Vey E, Rodger C, Meehan L, Booth J, Claybourn M, Miller A, Saiani A. The impact of chemical composition on the degradation kinetics of poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid copolymers cast films in phosphate buffer solution. Polymer Degradation and Stability. 2012; 97(3): 358-365. eScholarID:179014 | DOI:10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2011.12.010


  • Guilbaud J, Saiani A. Using small angle scattering (SAS) to structurally characterise peptide and protein self-assembled materials. Chemical Society Reviews. 2011; 40(3): 1200-1210. eScholarID:124052 | DOI:10.1039/c0cs00105h
  • Maslovskis A, Tirelli N, Saiani A, Miller A. Peptide-PNIPAAm conjugate based hydrogels: synthesis and characterisation. Soft Matter. 2011; 7(13): 6025-6033. eScholarID:142655 | DOI:10.1039/c1sm05288h
  • Vey E, Rodger C, Booth J, Claybourn M, Miller A, Saiani A. Degradation kinetics of poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid block copolymer cast films in phosphate buffer solution as revealed by infrared and Raman spectroscopies. Polymer Degradation and Stability. 2011; 96(10): 1882-1889. eScholarID:142656 | DOI:10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2011.07.011


  • Guilbaud J, Clark B, Meehan E, Hughes L, Saiani A, Khimyak Y. Effect of Encapsulating a Pseudo-Decapeptide Containing Arginine on PLGA: A Solid-State NMR Study. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2010; 99(6): 2681-2696. eScholarID:95510 | DOI:10.1002/jps.22060
  • Guilbaud J, Vey E, Boothroyd S, Smith A, Ulijn R, Saiani A, Miller A. Enzymatic Catalyzed Synthesis and Triggered Gelation of Ionic Peptides. Langmuir. 2010; 26(13): 11297-11303. eScholarID:95511 | DOI:10.1021/la100623y


  • Berta M, Saiani A, Lindsay C, Gunaratne R. Effect of Clay Dispersion on the Rheological Properties and Flammability of Polyurethane-Clay Nanocomposite Elastomers. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 2009; 112(5): eScholarID:29590 | DOI:10.1002/app.29771
  • Jayawarna V, Richardson S, Hirst A, Hodson N, Saiani A, Gough J, Ulijn R. Introducing chemical functionality in Fmoc-peptide gels for cell culture. Acta Biomaterialia. 2009; 5(3): eScholarID:29597 | DOI:10.1016/j.actbio.2009.01.006
  • Pinprayoon O, Saiani A, Groves R, Saunders B. Particulate ionomer films prepared from dispersions of crosslinked polymer colloids: A structure-property study. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 2009; 336(1): eScholarID:29607 | DOI:10.1016/j.jcis.2009.03.081
  • Saiani A, Mohammed A, Frielinghaus H, Collins R, Hodson N, Kielty C, Sherratt M, Miller A. Self-assembly and gelation properties of α-helix versus β-sheet forming peptides. Soft Matter. 2009; 5(1): . eScholarID:29623 | DOI:10.1039/B811288F
  • Stewart J, Saiani A, Bayly A, Tiddy G. Phase behaviour of lyotropic liquid crystals in linear alkylbenzene sulphonate (LAS) systems. Colloids and Surfaces a-Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 2009; 338(1-3): eScholarID:29631 | DOI:10.1016/j.colsurfa.2008.06.021
  • Tang C, Smith A, Collins R, Ulijn R, Saiani A. Fmoc-Diphenylalanine Self-Assembly Mechanism Induces Apparent pKa Shifts. Langmuir. 2009; 25(16): . eScholarID:29634 | DOI:10.1021/la900653q


  • Smith A, Williams R, Tang C, Coppo P, Collins R, Turner M, Saiani A, Ulijn R. Fmoc-Diphenylalanine Self Assembles to a Hydrogel via a Novel Architecture Based on π–π Interlocked β-Sheets†. Advanced Materials. 2008 January; 20(1): 37-41. eScholarID:29628 | DOI:10.1002/adma.200701221
  • Stoica F, Alexander C, Tirelli N, Miller A, Saiani A. Selective synthesis of double temperature-sensitive polymer-peptide conjugates. Chemical Communications. 2008; (37): eScholarID:29632 | DOI:10.1039/b806782a
  • Vey E, Roger C, Meehan L, Booth J, Claybourn M, Miller A, Saiani A. Degradation mechanism of poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid block copolymer cast films in phosphate buffer solution. Polymer Degradation and Stability. 2008 October; 93(10): 1869-1876. eScholarID:29637 | DOI:10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2008.07.018
  • Yan H, Nykanen A, Ruokolainen J, Farrar D, Gough J, Saiani A, Miller A. Thermo-reversible protein fibrillar hydrogels as cell scaffolds. Faraday Discussions. 2008; 139: eScholarID:29639 | DOI:10.1039/b717748h
  • Yan H, Frielinghaus H, Nykanen A, Ruokolainen J, Saiani A, Miller A. Thermoreversible lysozyme hydrogels: properties and an insight into the gelation pathway. Soft Matter. 2008; 4(6): eScholarID:29638 | DOI:10.1039/b716966c


  • Saiani A, Novak A, Rodier L, Eeckhaut G, Leenslag J, Higgins J. Origin of multiple melting endotherms in a high hard block content polyurethane: Effect of annealing temperature. Macromolecules. 2007; 40(20): eScholarID:29624 | DOI:10.1021/ma070332p


  • Jayawarna V, Ali M, Jowitt T, Miller A, Saiani A, Gough J, Ulijn R. Nanostructured hydrogels for three-dimensional cell culture through self-assembly of fluorenylmethoxycarbonyl-dipeptides. Advanced Materials. 2006; 18(5): eScholarID:29595 | DOI:10.1002/adma.200501522
  • Yan H, Saiani A, Gough J, Miller A. Thermoreversible protein hydrogel as cell scaffold. Biomacromolecules. 2006; 7(10): eScholarID:29640 | DOI:10.1021/bm0605560


  • Jones J, Lue L, Saiani A, Tiddy G. Density measurements through the gel and lamellar phase transitions of di-tetradecanoyl- and di-hexadecanoyl-phosphatidylcholines: observation of slow relaxation processes and mechanisms of phase transitions. Liquid Crystals. 2005; 32(11-12): eScholarID:29602 | DOI:10.1080/02678290500252196


  • Saiani A, Rochas C, Eeckhaut G, Daunch W, Leenslag J, Higgins J. Origin of multiple melting endotherms in a high hard block content polyurethane. 2. Structural investigation. Macromolecules. 2004; 37(4): eScholarID:29625 | DOI:10.1021/ma034604+


  • Saiani A, Daunch W, Verbeke H, Leenslag J, Higgins J. Origin of multiple melting endotherms in a high hard block content polyurethane. 1. Thermodynamic investigation. Macromolecules. 2001; 34(26): eScholarID:29616 | DOI:10.1021/ma0105993


  • Saiani A, Guenet J. Nanostructure and helicity in syndiotactic poly(methyl methacrylate) thermoreversible gels. Macromolecules. 1999; 32(3): eScholarID:29621


  • Saiani A, Spevacek J, Guenet J. Phase behavior and polymer/solvent interactions in thermoreversible gels of syndiotactic poly(methyl methacrylate). Macromolecules. 1998; 31(3): eScholarID:29627


  • Saiani A, Guenet J. On the helical form in syndiotactic poly(methyl methacrylate) thermoreversible gels as revealed by small-angle neutron scattering. Macromolecules. 1997; 30(4): eScholarID:29620


  • Spevacek J, Saiani A, Guenet J. Thermoreversible gelation of isotactic poly(methyl methacrylate) in butyl acetate: A differential scanning calorimetry study. Macromolecular Rapid Communications. 1996; 17(6): eScholarID:29630