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OBJECTIVE To find out the effect of miR-544a on the invasion of lung cancer cells and to explore the underlying molecular mechanisms. METHODS Micro-ribonucleic acid (miRNA) expression in two different invasive lung cancer cell lines 95C (low invasive ability) and 95D (high invasive ability) was analyzed by miRNA microarray and real-time quantitative(More)
Anti-aromatic compounds, as well as small cyclic alkynes or carbynes, are particularly challenging synthetic goals. The combination of their destabilizing features hinders attempts to prepare molecules such as pentalyne, an 8π-electron anti-aromatic bicycle with extremely high ring strain. Here we describe the facile synthesis of osmapentalyne derivatives(More)
Antiaromatic species are substantially less thermodynamically stable than aromatic moieties. Herein, we report the stabilization of two classical antiaromatic frameworks, cyclobutadiene and pentalene, by introducing one metal fragment through the first [2+2] cycloaddition reaction of a late-transition-metal carbyne with alkynes. Experimental observations(More)
We developed an unconventional route to produce uniform and intimately contacted semiconducting organic-inorganic nanocomposites for potential applications in thermoelectrics. By utilizing amphiphilic star-like PAA-b-PEDOT diblock copolymer as template, monodisperse PEDOT-functionalized lead telluride (PbTe) nanoparticles were crafted via the strong(More)
Aromaticity, a highly stabilizing feature of molecules with delocalized electrons in closed circuits, is generally restricted to 'Hückel' systems with 4n+2 mobile electrons. Although the Möbius concept extends the principle of aromaticity to 4n mobile electron species, the rare known examples have complex, twisted topologies whose extension is unlikely.(More)
Assembling nanoparticles into one-dimensional (1D) nanostructures with precisely controlled size and shape renders the exploration of new properties and construction of 1D miniaturized devices possible. The physical properties of such nanostructures depend heavily on the size, chemical composition, and surface chemistry of nanoparticle constituents, as well(More)
Aromaticity is one of the most important concepts in organic chemistry. A variety of metalla-aromatic compounds have been recently prepared and in most of those examples, the metal participates only in a monocyclic ring. In contrast, metal-bridged bicyclic aromatic molecules, in which a metal is shared between two aromatic rings, have been less developed.(More)
Treatment of the osmabenzene [Os{CHC(PPh(3))CHC(PPh(3))CH}Cl(2)(PPh(3))(2)]Cl (1) with excess 8-hydroxyquinoline produces monosubstituted osmabenzene [Os{CH C(PPh(3))CHC(PPh(3))CH}(C(9)H(6)NO)Cl(PPh(3))]Cl (2) or disubstituted osmabenzene [Os{CHC(PPh(3))CHC(PPh(3))CH}(C(9)H(6)NO)(2)]Cl (3) under different reaction conditions. Osmabenzene 2 evolves into(More)
The reactions of phosphonium-substituted metallabenzenes and metallapyridinium with bis(diphenylphosphino)methane (DPPM) were investigated. Treatment of [Os{CHC(PPh(3))CHC(PPh(3))CH}Cl(2)(PPh(3))(2)]Cl with DPPM produced osmabenzenes [Os{CHC(PPh(3))CHC(PPh(3))CH}Cl(2){(PPh(2))CH(2)(PPh(2))}]Cl (2),(More)