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Biocompatible functionalisation of starch

Alissandratos, Apostolos and Baudendistel, Nina and Hauer, Bernhard and Baldenius, Kai and Flitsch, Sabine and Halling, Peter (2011) Biocompatible functionalisation of starch. Chemical Communications, 47 (2). pp. 683-685. ISSN 1359-7345

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Abstract

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.