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Associate Professor Stephen Moratti

stephen_morattiPhD, MSc(Auckland)

Tel: 03 479 7829
Location: Science II, 3n10
Email: stephen.moratti@otago.ac.nz

Research Interests

Our group is involved in a wide range of polymer, supramolecuar and gel-based research. We have developed a gel for medical applications that has recently been sold to Medtronic and should soon be commercialised. Other students are involved in actuators, supramolecular metal-coordinated architectures, and polyrotaxanes.

More information can be found on our group webpage

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Publications

Hutchinson, D. J., Hanton, L. R., & Moratti, S. C. (2011). Metal ion-controlled self-assembly using pyrimidine hydrazone molecular strands with terminal hydroxymethyl groups: A comparison of Pb(II) and Zn(II) complexes. Inorganic Chemistry, 50(16), 7637-7649. doi: 10.1021/ic200670w

Valentine, R., Athanasiadis, T., Moratti, S., Hanton, L., Robinson, S., & Wormald, P.-J. (2010). The efficacy of a novel chitosan gel on hemostasis and wound healing after endoscopic sinus surgery. American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy, 24(1), 70-75. doi: 10.2500/ajra.2010.24.3422

Crossland, E. J. W., Cunha, P., Scroggins, S., Moratti, S., Yurchenko, O., Steiner, U., … Ludwigs, S. (2010). Soft-etch mesoporous hole-conducting block copolymer templates. ACS Nano, 4(2), 962-966. doi: 10.1021/nn901447a

Munro, N. H., Hanton, L. R., Moratti, S. C., & Robinson, B. H. (2009). Synthesis and characterisation of chitosan-graft-poly(OEGMA) copolymers prepared by ATRP. Carbohydrate Polymers, 77(3), 496-505. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2009.01.026

Cameron, S. A., Goswami, S. K., Hanton, L. R., McAdam, C. J., Moratti, S. C., & Simpson, J. (2011). 5-Chloro-6-hydroxy-7,8-dimethyl-chroman-2-one. Acta Crystallographica Section E, 67(8), o2141-o2142. doi: 10.1107/s1600536811029345

Journal - Research Article

Aziz, M. A., Cabral, J. D., Brooks, H. J. L., Moratti, S. C., & Hanton, L. R. (2012). Antimicrobial properties of a chitosan dextran-based hydrogel for surgical use. Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy, 56(1), 280-287. doi: 10.1128/aac.05463-11

Cameron, S. A., Goswami, S. K., Hanton, L. R., McAdam, C. J., Moratti, S. C., & Simpson, J. (2011). 5-Chloro-6-hydroxy-7,8-dimethyl-chroman-2-one. Acta Crystallographica Section E, 67(8), o2141-o2142. doi: 10.1107/s1600536811029345

Cabral, J., & Moratti, S. C. (2011). Hydrogels for biomedical applications. Future Medicinal Chemistry, 3(15), 1877-1888. doi: 10.4155/fmc.11.134

McAdam, C. J., Moratti, S. C., Simpson, J., & Shi, Z. (2011). Ethyl 5-hydroxy-6-oxo-4-phenyl-5,6-dihydro-4H-cyclopenta [b] thiophene-5-carboxylate. Acta Crystallographica Section E, 67, o2764-o2765. doi: 10.1107/S1600536811037032

Goswami, S. K., Hanton, L. R., McAdam, C. J., Moratti, S. C., & Simpson, J. (2011). N-(1-Acryloyl-2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-yl)acrylamide. Acta Crystallographica Section E, 67, o3024-o3025. doi: 10.1107/s1600536811042693

Hutchinson, D. J., Hanton, L. R., & Moratti, S. C. (2011). Metal ion-controlled self-assembly using pyrimidine hydrazone molecular strands with terminal hydroxymethyl groups: A comparison of Pb(II) and Zn(II) complexes. Inorganic Chemistry, 50(16), 7637-7649. doi: 10.1021/ic200670w

Goswami, S. K., Hanton, L. R., McAdam, C. J., Moratti, S. C., & Simpson, J. (2011). 6-Hydroxy-5,7,8-trimethylchroman-2-one. Acta Crystallographica Section E, 67(7), o1566-o1567. doi: 10.1107/S1600536811019982

Hutchinson, D. J., Hanton, L. R., & Moratti, S. C. (2010). Control of self-assembly through the influence of terminal hydroxymethyl groups on the metal coordination of pyrimidine-hydrazone Cu(II) complexes. Inorganic Chemistry, 49(13), 5923-5934. doi: 10.1021/ic100384e

Crossland, E. J. W., Cunha, P., Scroggins, S., Moratti, S., Yurchenko, O., Steiner, U., … Ludwigs, S. (2010). Soft-etch mesoporous hole-conducting block copolymer templates. ACS Nano, 4(2), 962-966. doi: 10.1021/nn901447a

Hanton, L. R., Moratti, S. C., Shi, Z., & Simpson, J. (2010). N-Methacryloyl-4-(piperidin-1-yl)-1,8-naphthalimide. Acta Crystallographica Section E, 66(6), o1476. doi: 10.1107/S1600536810018994

Valentine, R., Athanasiadis, T., Moratti, S., Hanton, L., Robinson, S., & Wormald, P.-J. (2010). The efficacy of a novel chitosan gel on hemostasis and wound healing after endoscopic sinus surgery. American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy, 24(1), 70-75. doi: 10.2500/ajra.2010.24.3422

Valentine, R., Athanasiadis, T., Moratti, S., Robinson, S., & Wormald, P. J. (2009). The efficacy of a novel chitosan gel on hemostasis after endoscopic sinus surgery in a sheep model of chronic rhinosinusitis. American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy, 23(1), 71-75. doi: 10.2500/ajra.2009.23.3266

Munro, N. H., Hanton, L. R., Moratti, S. C., & Robinson, B. H. (2009). Synthesis and characterisation of chitosan-graft-poly(OEGMA) copolymers prepared by ATRP. Carbohydrate Polymers, 77(3), 496-505. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2009.01.026

Hutchinson, D. J., Hanton, L. R., & Moratti, S. C. (2009). 2-Methyl-4,6-bis(1-methylhydrazino)pyrimidine. Acta Crystallographica Section E, E65, o1546. doi: 10.1107/s1600536809021643

McAdam, C. J., Hanton, L. R., Moratti, S. C., & Simpson, J. (2009). 1,4-Bis(iodomethyl)benzene. Acta Crystallographica Section E, E65, o1573-o1574. doi: 10.1107/s1600536809021151

Nafady, A., McAdam, C. J., Bond, A. M., Moratti, S. C., & Simpson, J. (2009). Electrochemical studies with dissolved and surface-confined forms of neo-pentyl-ferrocene-based polyesters utilising [NBu4][B(C6F5)4] and other electrolytes. Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 13(10), 1511-1519. doi: 10.1007/s10008-009-0822-5

Munro, N. H., Hanton, L. R., Moratti, S. C., & Robinson, B. H. (2009). Preparation and graft copolymerisation of thiolated β-chitin and chitosan derivatives. Carbohydrate Polymers, 78(1), 137-145. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2009.04.018

Liu, G., Shi, Z., Kuriger, T., Hanton, L. R., Simpson, J., Moratti, S. C., Robinson, B. H., … Robinson, S. (2009). Synthesis and characterization of chitosan/dextran-based hydrogels for surgical use. Macromolecular Symposia, 279, 151-157. doi: 10.1002/masy.200950523

McAdam, C. J., Moratti, S. C., Robinson, B. H., & Simpson, J. (2008). A neo-pentyl-ferrocene motif for the synthesis of electroactive polyesters. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 693(16), 2715-2722. doi: 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2008.05.019

Kuriger, T. M., Moratti, S. C., & Simpson, J. (2008). 2,3,4-Tribromothiophene. Acta Crystallographica Section E, E64, o709. doi: 10.1107/S1600536808006600

Charalambides, Y. C., Moratti, S. C., & Simpson, J. (2008). 3,3'-Diphenyl-1,1'-[2,2'-oxybis(2,1-phenylene)]diurea N,N-dimethylformamide disolvate. Acta Crystallographica Section E, 64(1), o305-o306. doi: 10.1107/S1600536807066548

McAdam, C. J., Nafady, A., Bond, A. M., Moratti, S. C., & Simpson, J. (2008). Neo-pentyl-ferrocene based electroactive polyesters. Journal of Inorganic & Organometallic Polymers & Materials, 18(4), 485-490. doi: 10.1007/s10904-008-9228-6

Lister, A. R., Moratti, S. C., & Simpson, J. (2007). 2,4-Bis[1-(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)-1,4-dihydropyridin-4-yl]benzene-1,3,5-triyl tris(trifluoromethanesulfonate). Acta Crystallographica Section E, E63, o4858-o4859.

Moratti, S. C., Simpson, J., & Tierney, S. M. (2007). 2,6-Bis[2-(4-benzyloxyphenyl)ethyl]biphenyl. Acta Crystallographica Section E, E63, o3954.

Lister, A. R., Moratti, S. C., & Simpson, J. (2007). 4,4'-Bis(4-fluorophenylsulfonyl)oxydibenzene. Acta Crystallographica Section E, E63, o4237.

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