Access to intrinsically glucoside-based microspheres with boron affinity

Vogt, Andrew P., Tischer, Thomas, Geckle, Udo, Greiner, Alexandra M., Trouillet, Vanessa, Kaupp, Michael, Barner, Leonie, Hofe, Thorsten, & Barner-Kowollik, Christopher (2013) Access to intrinsically glucoside-based microspheres with boron affinity. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 34(11), pp. 916-921.

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Abstract

Intrinsically glucoside-based microspheres are prepared in olive oil via a water in oil inverse suspension polymerization. The microspheres are characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) microscopy, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), evidencing the intrinsic glucose character of the spheres. A novel boronic acid fluorescent molecule was subsequently conjugated to the microspheres in an aqueous environment, exhibiting the spatial and uniform distribution of glucoside as well as the affinity of the microspheres to bind with boron, evidenced via fluorescence spectroscopy measurements.

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ID Code: 97474
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: boronic acid fluorescein; glucoside microspheres; olive oil; polymer microspheres; suspension polymerization
DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200834
ISSN: 1022-1336
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 26 Jul 2016 23:16
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2016 01:06

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