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Dr Alberto Saiani - publications

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  • Jiang, L., Wu, J., Nedolisa, C., Saiani, A., & Assender, H. E. (2015). Phase Separation and Crystallization in High Hard Block Content Polyurethane Thin Films. Macromolecules, 48(15), 5358-5366. 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b01083. Publication link: c19ecd54-4d49-4188-a3d1-7f2da7d67739 | DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.5b01083
  • Locatelli, P., Woutters, S., Lindsay, C., Schroeder, S. L. M., Hobdell, J. H., & Saiani, A. (2015). Synthesis of polyurea-polyether nanoparticles via spontaneous nanoprecipitation. Rsc Advances, 5(52), 41668-41676. 10.1039/c5ra03662c. Publication link: 27240438-1de0-495f-9ac0-5296fffa6fdb | DOI:10.1039/c5ra03662c
  • Scelsi, A., Bochicchio, B., Smith, A., Saiani, A., & Pepe, A. (2015). Nanospheres from the self-assembly of an elastin-inspired triblock peptide. Rsc Advances, 5(115), 95007-95013. 10.1039/c5ra21182d. Publication link: 2b9ef648-5be4-44a2-9a9d-e3e62e3453a2 | DOI:10.1039/c5ra21182d


  • Gough, J. E., Castillo-Diaz, L., Saiani, A., & Miller, A. (2014). Human osteoblasts within soft peptide hydrogels promote mineralisation in vitro. Journal of Tissue Engineering, 5, 2041731414539344-2041731414539344. 10.1177/2041731414539344. Publication link: a2aee46d-3522-4998-9387-95cb9c5607ae | DOI:10.1177/2041731414539344
  • Maslovskis, A., Guilbaud, J. B., Grillo, I., Hodson, N., Miller, A. F., & Saiani, A. (2014). Self-Assembling Peptide/Thermoresponsive Polymer Composite Hydrogels: Effect of Peptide-Polymer Interactions on Hydrogel Properties. Langmuir, 30(34), 10471-10480. 10.1021/la502358b. Publication link: 85985ad5-382f-40e1-9c6d-e9b7f65fd0d6 | DOI:10.1021/la502358b
  • Zafar, U., Nzeram, P., Langarica-Fuentes, A., Houlden, A., Heyworth, A., Saiani, A., & Robson, G. D. (2014). Biodegradation of polyester polyurethane during commercial composting and analysis of associated fungal communities. Bioresource Technology, 158, 374-377. 10.1016/j.biortech.2014.02.077. Publication link: 625e6185-984f-4253-8d6c-94f7d86369af | DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2014.02.077
  • Szkolar, L., Guilbaud, J-B., Miller, A. F., Gough, J. E., & Saiani, A. (2014). Enzymatically triggered peptide hydrogels for 3D cell encapsulation and culture. Journal of Peptide Science, 20(7), 578-584. 10.1002/psc.2666. Publication link: 5cd82c9f-1fdf-48c0-b6b7-93b381d981a5 | DOI:10.1002/psc.2666
  • Hickling, C., Toogood, H. S., Saiani, A., Scrutton, N. S., & Miller, A. F. (2014). Nanofibrillar peptide hydrogels for the immobilization of biocatalysts for chemical transformations. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 35(9), 868-874. 10.1002/marc.201400027. Publication link: edc3d76b-9948-452c-b207-c8296e8a6b8c | DOI:10.1002/marc.201400027
  • Boothroyd, S., Saiani, A., & Miller, A. F. (2014). Controlling Network Topology and Mechanical Properties of Co-Assembling Peptide Hydrogels. Biopolymers, 101(6), 669-680. 10.1002/bip.22435. Publication link: d9047b7d-68e3-4ab3-b58c-638523cd04d4 | DOI:10.1002/bip.22435
  • Tang, C., Miller, A. F., & Saiani, A. (2014). Peptide hydrogels as mucoadhesives for local drug delivery. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 465(1-2), 427-435. 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2014.02.039. Publication link: 05fa8def-822c-4c85-9891-811b5aa99ecc | DOI:10.1016/j.ijpharm.2014.02.039


  • Mujeeb, A., Miller, A. F., Saiani, A., & Gough, J. E. (2013). Self-assembled octapeptide scaffolds for in vitro chondrocyte culture. Acta Biomaterialia, 9(1), 4609-4617. 10.1016/j.actbio.2012.08.044. Publication link: 7c6f1191-2b9e-4031-8b8f-a36981165f4d | DOI:10.1016/j.actbio.2012.08.044
  • Guilbaud, J-B., Rochas, C., Miller, A. F., & Saiani, A. (2013). Effect of Enzyme Concentration of the Morphology and Properties of Enzymatically Triggered Peptide Hydrogels. Biomacromolecules, 14(5), 1403-1411. 10.1021/bm4000663. Publication link: 9fe3218b-b389-46ae-9c7d-331bce6ace1a | DOI:10.1021/bm4000663
  • Stevens, J. S., Luca, A. C. D., Schroeder, S. L. M., Guilbaud, J. B., Saiani, A., Downes, S., & Terenghi, G. (2013). Immobilisation of Cell-Binding Peptides on Poly-ε-caprolactone Film Surface to Biomimic the Peripheral Nervous System. Journal of Biomedical Research, 101A(2), 491-501. 10.1002/jbm.a.34345. Publication link: 4e1d2dd0-e66e-4920-b428-30cce691c04d | DOI:10.1002/jbm.a.34345 | PubMed:22927333
  • Tang, C., Ulijn, R. V., & Saiani, A. (2013). Self-assembly and gelation properties of glycine/leucine Fmoc-dipeptides. European Physical Journal E, 36(10). 111 10.1140/epje/i2013-13111-3. Publication link: ade2c60d-96c6-4788-b196-8c9815869e5e | DOI:111 10.1140/epje/i2013-13111-3
  • Boothroyd, S., Miller, A. F., & Saiani, A. (2013). From fibres to networks using self-assembling peptides. Faraday Discussions, 166, 195-207. 10.1039/c3fd00097d. Publication link: e02b03e6-d93d-480c-a4e2-dd24b4d3e08f | DOI:10.1039/c3fd00097d


  • 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. 10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2011.12.010. Publication link: 31c5d09e-d903-4fd7-b49d-a5572e5bc3e0 | DOI:10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2011.12.010
  • 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. 10.1021/ma3001109. Publication link: b5ba24bf-1816-46f8-99f9-fedb0e6d6674 | DOI:10.1021/ma3001109


  • 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. 10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2011.07.011. Publication link: 24eb8867-fdf9-4b4a-a43c-246a6e3f2181 | DOI:10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2011.07.011
  • 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. 10.1039/c1sm05288h. Publication link: bc491197-52e4-4d2b-a635-f3b02f240d56 | DOI:10.1039/c1sm05288h
  • 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. 10.1039/c0cs00105h. Publication link: 23fa90fb-812f-4071-8843-ee9aa7e00491 | DOI:10.1039/c0cs00105h
  • 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. 10.1021/la202113j. Publication link: e5c17943-3c69-4b1a-ae3b-b434b7f8adbe | DOI:10.1021/la202113j


  • 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. 10.1002/jps.22060. Publication link: 7709a4bc-fd14-49e7-88a8-beb54f39f1cc | DOI:10.1002/jps.22060


  • 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. 10.1039/b811288f. Publication link: 2e64fab8-e097-4369-a000-3c82e20314bd | DOI:10.1039/b811288f
  • 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. 10.1016/j.actbio.2009.01.006. Publication link: 2a4892ca-6910-40c4-b68c-16b4cbbd214e | DOI:10.1016/j.actbio.2009.01.006
  • Tang, C., Smith, A. M., Collins, R. F., Ulijn, R. V., & Saiani, A. (2009). Fmoc-Diphenylalanine Self-ASsembly Mechanism Induces Apparent pK a Shifts. Langmuir, 25(16), 9447-9453. 10.1021/la900653q. Publication link: 7bc4c8df-145c-4f77-8de2-b75d2632097c | DOI:10.1021/la900653q
  • 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. 10.1002/app.29771. Publication link: fd298079-34f6-46bd-b328-b0995f9461c8 | DOI:10.1002/app.29771
  • 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. 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2008.06.021. Publication link: f79beafd-f32a-469b-b55d-1cef53fcf9f8 | DOI:10.1016/j.colsurfa.2008.06.021
  • 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. 10.1016/j.jcis.2009.03.081. Publication link: a65da28a-2ec9-40d6-b516-61eaaea5b708 | DOI:10.1016/j.jcis.2009.03.081


  • 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. 10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2008.07.018. Publication link: 0acefef9-adfe-45f7-9e9d-80f599d9df8c | DOI:10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2008.07.018
  • 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. 10.1039/b717748h. Publication link: d1e0b616-4e41-4856-a290-16b80dcd0f15 | DOI:10.1039/b717748h
  • 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. 10.1039/b806782a. Publication link: 1807c55e-7494-4627-9140-e9212f679459 | DOI:10.1039/b806782a


  • 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. 10.1021/ma070332p. Publication link: 2ed9f70b-a239-4941-86e8-466efe01252f | DOI:10.1021/ma070332p
  • Zhang, H., Saiani, A., Guenet, J. M., & Curtis, R. (2007). Effect of stereoregular polyelectrolyte on protein thermal stability. Macromolecular Symposia, 251, 25-32. 10.1002/masy.200750504. Publication link: fb1dc776-aa8f-452c-b752-21181030fed1 | DOI:10.1002/masy.200750504


  • 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. 10.1080/02678290500252196. Publication link: 89cbb560-4cc9-4c74-a90b-4ff4762a899a | DOI:10.1080/02678290500252196


  • 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. 10.1021/ma034604+. Publication link: e9a4b375-1177-4c46-904a-f7151d10288b | DOI:10.1021/ma034604+


  • 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. 10.1021/ma0105993. Publication link: e39c82f1-d06f-4d44-8f5e-6322f3da8eca | DOI:10.1021/ma0105993


  • 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