Xiaojuan Huang

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A series of acyclic oligourea receptors which closely resemble the scaffolds and coordination behavior of oligopyridines have been synthesized. Assembly of the receptors with chloride ions afforded mononuclear anion complexes or dinuclear foldamers depending on the number of the urea groups.
Imaging guided photothermal agents have attracted great attention for accurate diagnosis and treatment of tumors. Herein, multifunctional NaYF4:Yb/Er@polypyrrole (PPy) core-shell nanoplates are developed by combining a thermal decomposition reaction and a chemical oxidative polymerization reaction. Within such a composite nanomaterial, the core of the(More)
N-Phenyl-N'-(3-quinolinyl)urea (1) has been developed as a highly selective colorimetric and ratiometric fluorescent chemosensor for fluoride ion based on a proton transfer mechanism. Evidences for the mechanism were provided by UV-vis and fluorescence titration and especially (1)H and (19)F NMR experiments. The sensor gave the largest ratiometric(More)
A versatile nanoplatform of FeWO4@Polypyrrole (PPy) core/shell nanocomposites, which was facilely fabricated by first hydrothermal synthesis of FeWO4 nanoparticles and subsequent surface-coating of polypyrrole shell, was developed as an effective nanotheranostic agent of cancer. The as-prepared nanocomposites demonstrated excellent dispersion in saline,(More)
Survivin, a member of the inhibitor of apoptosis gene family regulates two critical processes in neoplastic transformation, namely, cell proliferation and apoptosis. This study aimed to detect the effect of survivin on tumor growth of colorectal cancer (CRC) in vivo. We found that inhibition of survivin by interference decreased the sizes and weights of(More)
The expression pattern of miR-200a in different types of cancer is diverse, and its mechanism in tumorigenesis has yet to be elucidated. In this study, miR-200a was significantly upregulated in the cancer tumor tissues of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients, and its expression was positively correlated with the degree of tumor differentiation. Overexpression(More)
Metal oxides are receiving an incremental attention in recent years for their potential applications in ablation of cancer cells due to their efficient photothermal conversion and good biocompatibility, but the large sizes and poor photo-stability will seriously limit their practical application. Herein, hydrous RuO2 nanoparticles were synthesized by a(More)
A bis-trisurea ligand assembles with the tetraalkylammonium halides to form the flat 'stave' structures or 'barrels' that encapsulate multiple R(4)N(+) guests, depending on the size of the halide anion (Cl(-) or Br(-)) and the R(4)N(+) cation.
Three ferrocenyl-functionalized tripodal hexaurea anion receptors with ortho- (L(2)), meta- (L(3)), and para-phenylene (L(4)) bridges, which showed strong binding affinities toward sulfate ions, have been designed and synthesized. In particular, meta-phenylene-bridged ligand L(3), owing to its trigonal bipyramidal structure, can encapsulate two SO4(2-) ions(More)