Mr Xiang Ma

PhD Student
Bldg 137, Rm 3.15



Bachelor of Engineering - Food Science and Technology, Master of Engineering - Food Science


Xiang completed his Bachelor of Engineering (2010) at the Shandong Agricultural University and Master of Engineering (2013) at the Jinan University. In 2013, he moved to Australia to pursue his PhD with Prof. Martin Banwell at ANU. As a student of at the Jinan University, Xiang mainly explored the modification of natural food bioactives and the application in food additives. At ANU, he hopes to expand his organic chemistry skill set with focus on the new methods for the synthesis of biologically active and inactive natural products.


Zhang, Z., Huang, H.*, Ma, X., Li, G., Wang, Y.*, Sun, G., Teng, Y., Yan, R. & Li, A. (2017) Production of diacylglycerols by esterification of oleic acid with glycerol catalyzed by diatomite loaded SO42–/TiO2. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, in press (

Ma, X., Gao, Y., Banwell, M. G.*, Carr, P. D. & Willis, A. C. (2017) A total synthesis of (±)-3-O-demethylmacronine through rearrangement of a precursor embodying the haemanthidine alkaloid framework. The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 82: 4336−4341.

Liang, S., Liao, W., Ma, X., Li, X. & Wang, Y.* (2017) H2O2 oxidative preparation, characterization and antiradical activity of a novel oligosaccharide derived from flaxseed gum. Food Chemistry, 230: 135-144.

Chen, Q., Li, Y., Fu, J., Ma, X. & Wang, Y.* (2017) Production of diacylglycerol-enriched oils by enzymatic interesterification 7/4/17and molecular distillation using soybean oil and distilled saturated monoacylglycerol. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology, 118: 1600332.

Ma, X., Bolte, B., Banwell, M. G.* & Willis, A. C. (2016) Total syntheses of the resorcylic acid lactones paecilomycin F and cochliomycin C using an intramolecular Loh-type α-allylation reaction for macrolide formation. Organic Letters, 18(17): 4226-4229.

Highlighted: D. F. Taber, Org. Chem. Highlights 2017, April 17.

Liao, W., Chen, L., Ma, X., Jiao, R., Li, X. & Wang, Y.* (2016) Protective effects of kaempferol against reactive oxygen species-induced hemolysis and its antiproliferative activity on human cancer cells. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 114: 24-32.

Ma, X., Wang, E., Lu, Y., Wang, Y., Ou, S. & Yan, R*. (2015) Acylation of antioxidant of bamboo leaves with fatty acids by lipase and the acylated derivatives’ efficiency in the inhibition of acrylamide formation in fried potato crisps. PLOS One, 10(6): e0130680.

Zhang, Z., Ma, X., Wang, Y.*, Yan, R. & Liu, M. (2015) Production of monoacylglycerols from fully hydrogenated palm oil catalyzed by hydrotalcite loaded with K2CO3. Chemical Engineering Communications, 202(5): 585-592.

Zhang, Z., Wang, Y.*, Ma, X., Wang, E., Liu, M. & Yan, R. (2015) Characterisation and oxidation stability of monoacylglycerols from partially hydrogenated corn oil. Food Chemistry, 173: 70-79.

Wang, E., Ma, X., Tang, S., Yan, R., Wang, Y., Riley, W. W. & Reaney, M. J. (2014) Synthesis and oxidative stability of trimethylolpropane fatty acid triester as a biolubricant base oil from waste cooking oil. Biomass and Bioenergy, 66: 371-378.

Lu, Y., Yan, R.*, Ma, X., Wang, Y., Sun, Y. & Luo, Z. (2013) Enzymatic hydrolysis preparation of mono-O-lauroylsucrose via a mono-O-lauroylraffinose intermediate. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 61(39): 9412-9420.

Lu, Y., Yan, R.*, Ma, X. & Wang, Y. (2013) Synthesis and characterization of raffinose fatty acid monoesters under ultrasonic irradiation. European Food Research and Technology, 237(2): 237-244.

Ma, X., Yan, R.*, Yu, S., Lu, Y., Li, Z., & Lu, H. (2012) Enzymatic acylation of isoorientin and isovitexin from bamboo-leaf extracts with fatty acids and antiradical activity of the acylated derivatives. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 60(43): 10844-10849.

Wang, E., Kelvin, W., Tang, S., Ma, X. & Wang, Y. * (2014) Synthesis of trimethylolpropane fatty acid diester-monoacetate by alkali catalysis. China Oils and Fats, 39: 58-62.

Sun, Y., Ma, X., Liu, L., Lu, Y. & Yan, R.* (2014) Enzymatic acylation, isolation and identification of flavonoid glycosides from bamboo leaves. Chinese Journal of Modern Food Technology, 36: 96‐100.

Lu, Y., Yan, R.*, Ma, X. & Wang, Y. (2013) Separation and characteristics of raffinose lauric acid monoester. Chinese Journal of Modern Food Technology, 29: 1856-1860.

Lu, Y., Yan, R.* & Ma, X. (2013) Synthesis, purification and identification of the 6-O-lauroylsucrose, 6'-O-lauroylsucrose under ultrasonic condition. Chinese Journal of Food Industry Technology, 34: 129-136.

Ma, X., Yan, R.* & Lu, Y. (2013) Acylation of isoorientin and isovitexin in antioxidants of bamboo leaves catalyzed by Candida Antarctica lipase B. Chinese Journal of Food Science, 34: 265-269.

Ma, X. & Yan, R.* (2012) Ultrasound-assisted surfactant extraction of total flavonoids from bamboo leaves. Chinese Journal of Food Science, 22: 76-80.

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