Xin-Rong Zhang

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In the rapid development of nanoscience and nanotechnology, many researchers have discovered that metal oxide nanoparticles have very useful pharmacological effects. Cuprous oxide nanoparticles (CONPs) can selectively induce apoptosis and suppress the proliferation of tumor cells, showing great potential as a clinical cancer therapy. Treatment with CONPs(More)
Chiral separations of five β-adrenergic antagonists (propranolol, esmolol, atenolol, metoprolol, and bisoprolol) were studied by capillary electrophoresis using six cyclodextrins (CDs) as the chiral selectors. Carboxymethylated-β-cyclodextrin (CM-β-CD) exhibited a higher enantioselectivity power compared to the other tested CDs. The influences of the(More)
Identification of infectious bacteria responsible for biofilm-associated infections is challenging due to the complex and heterogeneous biofilm matrix. To address this issue and minimize the impact of heterogeneity on biofilm identification, we developed a gold nanoparticle (AuNP)-based multichannel sensor to detect and identify biofilms based on their(More)
Integrating droplet-based microfluidics with mass spectrometry is essential to high-throughput and multiple analysis of single cells. Nevertheless, matrix effects such as the interference of culture medium and intracellular components influence the sensitivity and the accuracy of results in single-cell analysis. To resolve this problem, we developed a(More)
The structures of two mononuclear transition-metal complexes with tri-cyano-methanide (tcm(-)) and 1,4,7,10-tetra-aza-cyclo-dodecane (cyclen) ligands, [Ni(C4N3)2(C8H20N4)], (I), and [Cu(C4N3)(C8H20N4)](C4N3), (II), are reported. In the neutral complex (I), the nickel cation is coordinated by one cyclen ligand and two monodentate N-bound tcm(-) anions in a(More)
In the title complex, [Ni(C2N3)2(C9H24N4)], the Ni(II) atom is coordinated in a distorted octa-hedral geometry by one tris-(3-amino-prop-yl)amine (tris-apa) ligand and two dicyanamide (dca) ligands [one of them disordered in a 0.681 (19):0319 (19) ratio]. Inter-molecular N-H⋯N hydrogen bonds involving the N atoms of the dca anions and the tris-apa amine H(More)
Selective activation of benzene has been mainly limited to the C-H activation. Simple replacement of one carbon in benzene with another atom remains unresolved due to the high dissociation energy. Herein, we demonstrate a direct breakage of the particularly strong C = C bond in benzene through ion-molecule reaction in a low-temperature plasma, in which one(More)
In the title compound, [Co(C(4)N(3))(2)(C(10)H(8)N(2)O(2))]·2H(2)O, a novel tricyano-methanide complex, the Co(II) atom is located on an inversion center and has a distorted octa-hedral coordination with two 2,2'-bipyridyl dioxide (dpdo) mol-ecules and two trans tricyano-methanide (tcm) anions. The equatorial plane is formed by the four O atoms of the two(More)
The title complex, [Co(C(15)H(11)N(3))(2)](C(4)N(3))(2), is built up from discrete [Co(terpy)(2)](2+) cations (terpy is 2,2':6',2''-terpyridine) and [C(CN)(3)](-) anions. In the cation, the Co(II) atom is coordinated by two terpy mol-ecules, giving a distorted octa-hedral geometry. The tricyano-methanide anions are not directly coordinated to the Co(II)(More)