Xiang Xiong

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Puerariae lobata flower (Willdenow) has a long history used to treat alcoholic intoxication in China, which contains a series of isoflavones as its chief pharmacologically active constituents. In this study, bovine serum albumin (BSA) functionalized iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles (Fe₃O₄ MNPs) coupled with high performance liquid chromatography-tandem(More)
Traditional activity-guided fractionation of natural products is a time-consuming, labor intensive, and expensive strategy, which cannot compete with high-throughput and rapid screening of natural products. Therefore, more efficient approaches are necessary for searching active compounds from natural products. Three main methods based on high-performance(More)
Ammonium nitrogen removal from wastewater has been of considerable concern for several decades. In the present research, we examined chemical precipitation recycle technology (CPRT) for ammonium nitrogen removal from coking wastewater. The pyrolysate resulting from magnesium ammonium phosphate (MAP) pyrogenation in sodium hydroxide (NaOH) solution was(More)
The morphologies of poly(lactic acid)-b-Pluronic-b-poly(lactic acid) (PLA-F127-PLA) aggregates in aqueous solutions were reported previously to be vesicular nano-particles by our group. In the present study, we seek to investigate the feasibility of using PLA-F127-PLA vesicles as oral delivery carrier for insulin. Both in vitro and in vivo release behavior(More)
Poly(lactic acid) (PLA) was successfully grafted to both ends of Pluronic F127 block copolymers (PEO-PPO-PEO) to obtain amphiphilic PLA-F127-PLA block copolymers. The block composition and structure of PLA-F127-PLA block copolymers were studied by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), gel permeation chromatography (GPC), differential scanning calorimetric (DSC)(More)
Poly(lactic acid) (PLA) was successfully grafted to both ends of Pluronic F127 block copolymer (PEO-PPO-PEO) to obtain amphiphilic PLA-F127-PLA block copolymers. The effect of enzymatic degradation on the release behaviors of hydrophobic model drug 9-(methylaminomethyl)anthracene (MAMA) from PLA-F127-PLA nano-particles with vesicular structure was studied(More)
In this Letter, we construct a metamaterial with dual-mode electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT)-like behavior by introducing "bright atoms," "quasi-dark atoms," and "dark atoms" simultaneously. The dual-mode EIT-like behavior has been demonstrated both experimentally and theoretically in terahertz (THz) regime. At two EIT-like modes, slow light is(More)
A freely tunable polarization rotator for broadband terahertz waves is demonstrated using a three-rotating-layer metallic grating structure, which can conveniently rotate the polarization of a linearly polarized terahertz wave to any desired direction with nearly perfect conversion efficiency. This low-cost, high-efficiency, and freely tunable device has(More)
Four flavonoids quercetin (QU), luteolin (LU), taxifolin (TA) and (+)-catechin (CA) with the same A- and B-rings but different C-ring substituents have been investigated for their binding to bovine serum albumin (BSA) in the absence and presence of Cu(2+) by means of various spectroscopic methods such as fluorescence, UV-visible and circular dichroism (CD).(More)
A new type of absorber, a four-tined fish-spear-like resonator (FFR), constructed by the two-photon polymerization process, is reported. An absorbance of more than 90% is experimentally realized and the resonance occurs in the space between the tines. Since a continuous layer of metallic thin film covers the structure, it is perfectly thermo- and(More)