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Prof Alberto Saiani - publications

List of publications


  • King, P., Saiani, A., Bichenkova, E., & Saiani, A. (2016). A de novo Self‐Assembling Peptide Hydrogel Biosensor with Covalently Immobilised DNA‐Recognising Motifs. Chemical Communications, 52(40), 6697-6700. DOI: 10.1039/C6CC01433J. Publication link: d990021c-ade0-4357-bdff-ce5616e0c6ae
  • Markey, A., Workman, V., Bruce, I., Woolford, T. J., Derby, B., Miller, A. F., ... Saiani, A. (2016). Peptide hydrogel in-vitro non-inflammatory potential. Bio-medical materials and engineering. . Publication link: 38e4dcaf-f6f1-44c8-b904-2d79ad1f639b
  • Wan, S., Borland, S., Richardson, S., Merry, C., Saiani, A., & Gough, J. (2016). Self-assembling peptide hydrogel for intervertebral disc tissue engineering. Acta Biomaterialia. . Publication link: 05fb7135-12d0-4a68-bef1-3681fa048d02
  • Castillo Diaz, L. A., Elsawy, M., Saiani, A., Gough, J., & Miller, A. (2016). Osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells promotes mineralization within a biodegradable peptide hydrogel. Journal of Tissue Engineering, 7. DOI: 10.1177/2041731416649789. Publication link: 03f7c73b-5f33-4524-b99a-de4e9b8e911f
  • Elsawy, M., Smith, A., Hodson, N., Squires, A., Saiani, A., & Saiani, A. (2016). Modification of β-sheet forming peptide hydrophobic face: effect on self-assembly and gelation. Langmuir. DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b03841. Publication link: 7dbc1fd2-e16d-4b02-84ea-eefdc9a05d3f





  • Vey, E., Rodger, C., Meehan, L., Booth, J., Claybourn, M., Miller, A. F., & Saiani, A. (2012). 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, 97(3), 358-365. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2011.12.010. Publication link: 31c5d09e-d903-4fd7-b49d-a5572e5bc3e0
  • Gooch, A., Nedolisa, C., Houton, K. A., Lindsay, C. I., Saiani, A., & Wilson, A. J. (2012). Tunable self-assembled elastomers using triply hydrogen-bonded arrays. Macromolecules, 45(11), 4723-4729. DOI: 10.1021/ma3001109. Publication link: b5ba24bf-1816-46f8-99f9-fedb0e6d6674


  • Tang, C., Ulijn, R. V., & Saiani, A. (2011). Effect of glycine substitution on Fmoc-diphenylalanine self-assembly and gelation properties. Langmuir, 27(23), 14438-14449. DOI: 10.1021/la202113j. Publication link: e5c17943-3c69-4b1a-ae3b-b434b7f8adbe
  • Maslovskis, A., Tirelli, N., Saiani, A., Miller, A. F., & Saiani, A. (2011). Peptide-PNIPAAm conjugate based hydrogels: Synthesis and characterisation. Soft Matter, 7(13), 6025-6033. DOI: 10.1039/c1sm05288h. Publication link: bc491197-52e4-4d2b-a635-f3b02f240d56
  • Guilbaud, J. B., & Saiani, A. (2011). Using small angle scattering (SAS) to structurally characterise peptide and protein self-assembled materials. Chemical Society Reviews, 40(3), 1200-1210. DOI: 10.1039/c0cs00105h. Publication link: 23fa90fb-812f-4071-8843-ee9aa7e00491
  • Saiani, A., Vey, E., Rodger, C., Booth, J., Claybourn, M., Miller, A. F., & Saiani, A. (2011). 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, 96(10), 1882-1889. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2011.07.011. Publication link: 24eb8867-fdf9-4b4a-a43c-246a6e3f2181


  • Guilbaud, J. B., Clark, B. C., Meehan, E., Hughes, L. E. S., Saiani, A., & Khimyak, Y. Z. (2010). Effect of encapsulating a pseudo-decapeptide containing arginine on PLGA: A solid-state NMR study. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 99(6), 2681-2696. DOI: 10.1002/jps.22060. Publication link: 7709a4bc-fd14-49e7-88a8-beb54f39f1cc


  • Tang, C., Smith, A., Collins, R. F., Ulijn, R. V., & Saiani, A. (2009). Fmoc-Diphenylalanine Self-ASsembly Mechanism Induces Apparent pK a Shifts. Langmuir, 25(16), 9447-9453. DOI: 10.1021/la900653q. Publication link: 7bc4c8df-145c-4f77-8de2-b75d2632097c
  • Jayawarna, V., Richardson, S. M., Hirst, A. R., Hodson, N. W., Saiani, A., Gough, J. E., & Ulijn, R. V. (2009). Introducing chemical functionality in Fmoc-peptide gels for cell culture. Acta Biomaterialia, 5(3), 934-943. DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2009.01.006. Publication link: 2a4892ca-6910-40c4-b68c-16b4cbbd214e
  • Saiani, A., Mohammed, A., Frielinghaus, H., Collins, R., Hodson, N., Kielty, C. M., ... Miller, A. F. (2009). Self-assembly and gelation properties of α-helix versus β-sheet forming peptides. Soft Matter, 5(1), 193-202. DOI: 10.1039/b811288f. Publication link: 2e64fab8-e097-4369-a000-3c82e20314bd
  • Pinprayoon, O., Saiani, A., Groves, R., & Saunders, B. R. (2009). Particulate ionomer films prepared from dispersions of crosslinked polymer colloids: A structure-property study. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 336(1), 73-81. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2009.03.081. Publication link: a65da28a-2ec9-40d6-b516-61eaaea5b708
  • Berta, M., Saiani, A., Lindsay, C., & Gunaratne, R. (2009). Effect of clay dispersion on the rheological properties and flammability of polyurethane-clay nanocomposite elastomers. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 112(5), 2847-2853. DOI: 10.1002/app.29771. Publication link: fd298079-34f6-46bd-b328-b0995f9461c8
  • Stewart, J. A., Saiani, A., Bayly, A., & Tiddy, G. J. T. (2009). The phase behaviour of lyotropic liquid crystals in linear alkylbenzene sulphonate (LAS) systems. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 338(1-3), 155-161. DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2008.06.021. Publication link: f79beafd-f32a-469b-b55d-1cef53fcf9f8


  • Stoica, F., Alexander, C., Tirelli, N., Miller, A. F., Saiani, A., & Saiani, A. (2008). Selective synthesis of double temperature-sensitive polymer-peptide conjugates. Chemical Communications, (37), 4433-4435. DOI: 10.1039/b806782a. Publication link: 1807c55e-7494-4627-9140-e9212f679459
  • Vey, E., Roger, C., Meehan, L., Booth, J., Claybourn, M., Miller, A. F., ... Saiani, A. (2008). Degradation mechanism of poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid block copolymer cast films in phosphate buffer solution. Polymer Degradation and Stability, 93(10), 1869-1876. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2008.07.018. Publication link: 0acefef9-adfe-45f7-9e9d-80f599d9df8c
  • Yan, H., Nykanen, A., Ruokolainen, J., Farrar, D., Gough, J. E., Saiani, A., & Miller, A. F. (2008). Thermo-reversible protein fibrillar hydrogels as cell scaffolds. Faraday Discussions, 139, 71-84. DOI: 10.1039/b717748h. Publication link: d1e0b616-4e41-4856-a290-16b80dcd0f15


  • Zhang, H., Saiani, A., Guenet, J. M., & Curtis, R. (2007). Effect of stereoregular polyelectrolyte on protein thermal stability. Macromolecular Symposia, 251, 25-32. DOI: 10.1002/masy.200750504. Publication link: fb1dc776-aa8f-452c-b752-21181030fed1
  • Saiani, A., Novak, A., Rodier, L., Eeckhaut, G., Leenslag, J. W., & Higgins, J. S. (2007). Origin of multiple melting endotherms in a high hard block content polyurethane: Effect of annealing temperature. Macromolecules, 40(20), 7252-7262. DOI: 10.1021/ma070332p. Publication link: 2ed9f70b-a239-4941-86e8-466efe01252f


  • Jones, J. W., Lue, L., Saiani, A., & Tiddy, G. J. T. (2005). 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, 32(11-12), 1465-1481. DOI: 10.1080/02678290500252196. Publication link: 89cbb560-4cc9-4c74-a90b-4ff4762a899a


  • Saiani, A., Rochas, C., Eeckhaut, G., Daunch, W. A., Leenslag, J. W., & Higgins, J. S. (2004). Origin of Multiple Melting Endotherms in a High Hard Block Content Polyurethane. 2. Structural Investigation. Macromolecules, 37(4), 1411-1421. DOI: 10.1021/ma034604+. Publication link: e9a4b375-1177-4c46-904a-f7151d10288b


  • Saiani, A., Daunch, W. A., Verbeke, H., Leenslag, J. W., & Higgins, J. S. (2001). Origin of multiple melting endotherms in a high hard block content polyurethane. 1. Thermodynamic investigation. Macromolecules, 34(26), 9059-9068. DOI: 10.1021/ma0105993. Publication link: e39c82f1-d06f-4d44-8f5e-6322f3da8eca


  • Saiani, A., & Guenet, J. M. (1999). Nanostructure and Helicity in Syndiotactic Poly(methyl methacrylate) Thermoreversible Gels. Macromolecules, 32(3), 657-663. . Publication link: e141b2af-693c-4904-84af-503b625b57f9


  • Saiani, A., Spěváček, J., & Guenet, J. M. (1998). Phase behavior and polymer/solvent interactions in thermoreversible gels of syndiotactic poly(methyl methacrylate). Macromolecules, 31(3), 703-710. . Publication link: 903dc6ef-a2dc-40b5-bec9-f63619d48b94


  • Saiani, A., & Guenet, J. M. (1997). On the helical form in syndiotactic poly(methyl methacrylate) thermoreversible gels as revealed by small-angle neutron scattering. Macromolecules, 30(4), 966-972. . Publication link: e8b28212-e2a9-4ee3-99f4-ab2b07be84c5


  • Spěváček, J., Saiani, A., & Guenet, J. M. (1996). Thermoreversible gelation of isotactic poly(methyl methacrylate) in butyl acetate: A differential scanning calorimetry study. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 17(6), 389-395. . Publication link: a1e9aa2f-542a-469f-9ddc-e16b1c9d2f88