Lynne A. Samuelson

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The first use of electrospun nanofibrous membranes as highly responsive fluorescence quenching-based optical sensors for metal ions (Fe3+ and Hg2+) and 2,4-dinitrotoluene (DNT) is reported. A fluorescent polymer, poly(acrylic acid)−poly(pyrene methanol) (PAA−PM), was used as a sensing material. Optical chemical sensors were fabricated by electrospinning(More)
Boronic acid-based sensors for saccharides have been developed via biocatalysis. The self-doped copolymer of poly(aniline-co-3-aminobenzeneboronic acid) [poly(aniline-co-AB)], with various mole ratios of two components, was synthesized by oxidative enzymatic polymerization using a natural biocatalyst such as horseradish peroxidase together with an anionic(More)
Horseradish peroxidase has been demonstrated to catalyze the oxidative polymerization of aniline to form conductive polyaniline. This process is facilitated by the presence of a macromolecular template with sulfonic acid groups that provide a unique environment for the formation of the conducting polymer. Here we report the use of a photo-cross-linkable(More)
Invasion is the hallmark of malignant tumors, and is responsible for the bad prognosis of the untreated cancer patients. The search for anti-invasive treatments led us to screen compounds of different classes for their effect in an assay for invasion. Thirty-nine new compounds synthesized in the present study along with 56 already reported compounds(More)
Catechins, naturally occurring flavonoids derived from wine and green tea, are known to exhibit multiple health benefits. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is one of the most widely investigated catechins, but its efficacy in cancer therapy is still inconsistent and limited. The poor stability of EGCG has contributed to the disparity in the reported(More)
The use of enzymes in synthetic applications has increased dramatically in the recent years and the field of polymer science is part of this trend. Synthesis of a variety of polymers using lipase catalyzed (Candida antarctica) polymerization reactions has led to a variety of new materials with interesting properties in our laboratories. This paper describes(More)
A chemoenzymatic approach has been developed to synthesize poly(ethylene glycol)-based amphiphilic copolymers under mild reaction conditions that self-assemble in aqueous media to form polymeric nanomicelles in the range of 20-50 nm. The supramolecular organization of polymeric nanomicelles was studied by 1H NMR longitudinal relaxation time (T1) and light(More)
A novel template guided enzymatic approach has been developed to synthesize optically active conducting polyaniline (PANI) nanocomposites in the presence of H2O2 as an oxidant, using (+) and (-) 10-camphorsulfonic acid (CSA) as a dopant and chiral inductor. The formation of chiral polyaniline in the nanocomposites was confirmed by circular dichroism (CD).(More)
A novel biomimetic route for the synthesis of electrically conducting homopolymers/copolymers of pyrrole and 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene (EDOT) in the presence of a polyelectrolyte, such as polystyrene sulfonate (SPS), is presented. A poly(ethylene glycol)-modified hematin (PEG-hematin) was used to catalyze the homopolymerization of pyrrole and EDOT as well(More)