Yong-guang Yin

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Widely used as flame retardants, organophosphate esters (OPEs) are now broadly present in the indoor and outdoor environments. Currently available liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) methods share some drawbacks with gas chromatography (GC) methods, including time consuming, limited target OPEs, incomplete separation capability for(More)
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are well known for their excellent antibacterial ability and superior physical properties, and are widely used in a growing number of applications ranging from home disinfectants and medical devices to water purificants. However, with the accelerating production and introduction of AgNPs into commercial products, there is(More)
The rapid growth in commercial use of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) will inevitably increase silver exposure in the environment and the general population. As the fate and toxic effects of AgNPs is related to the Ag(+) released from AgNPs and the transformation of Ag(+) into AgNPs, it is of great importance to develop methods for speciation analysis of AgNPs(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this thesis is to explore antioxidant activity of total flavonoids extracted from indocalamus leaves. METHOD Aging mice model was established by D-galactose induction. Three groups of mice were treated with total flavonoids extracted from indocalamus leaves at doses of 20, 40 and 80 mg/kg d bw respectively. The antioxidant status in(More)
The fast growing and abundant use of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) in commercial products alerts us to be cautious of their unknown health and environmental risks. Because of the inherent redox instability of silver, AgNPs are highly dynamic in the aquatic system, and the cycle of chemical oxidation of AgNPs to release Ag(+) and reconstitution to form AgNPs(More)
The intertransformation of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and ionic silver (Ag(I)) in the environment determines their transport, uptake, and toxicity, demanding methods to simultaneously separate and quantify AgNPs and Ag(I). For the first time, hollow fiber flow field-flow fractionation (HF5) and minicolumn concentration were on-line coupled together with(More)
A novel and simple solid phase extraction (SPE)-high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)-inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) method was developed for determination of inorganic mercury (IHg), methylmercury MeHg and ethylmercury (EtHg) in water samples in the present work. The procedure involves pre-functionalization of the(More)
It is a great challenge to monitor the physical and chemical transformation of nanoparticles at environmentally relevant concentration levels, mainly because the commonly used techniques like dynamic light scattering and transmission electron microscopy are unable to characterize and quantify trace level nanoparticles in complex matrices. Herein, we(More)
Given the wide presence of heterogeneous natural organic matter (NOM) and metal ions (Na(+)/Ca(2+)/Mg(2+)), as well as their significant role in governing nanoparticle stability in aqueous environments, it is of great importance to understand how the molecular weight (MW)-dependent physicochemical properties of NOM impact fundamental transportation(More)