Biocompatible functionalisation of starch

Apostolos Alissandratos, Nina Baudendistel, Bernhard Hauer, Kai Baldenius, Sabine Flitsch, Peter Halling

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)683-685
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number2
Early online date22 Nov 2010
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • click chemistry
  • enzymatic modification
  • cassava startch
  • polysaccharides
  • science
  • lipase


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