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We present a new method to prepare inverse opaline photonic beads with good spherical shape and superior optical performance by simply introducing an interfacial tension system into a template replication method. When the scaffolds of these beads were composed of poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate hydrogel, they could provide a homogeneous water surrounding,(More)
We develop a new strategy to prepare quantum dot (QD) barcode particles by polymerizing double-emulsion droplets prepared in capillary microfluidic devices. The resultant barcode particles are composed of stable QD-tagged core particles surrounded by hydrogel shells. These particles exhibit uniform spectral characteristics and excellent coding capability,(More)
Inspired by the nipple arrays covering mosquitoes' eyes and the heterogeneous textured bumps on beetles' backs, we have developed a new kind of Janus particle with multiplexed features, such as different boss arrays and wettability compartmentalized on the same surface, and an anisotropic color and magnetic properties. The prepared Janus particles can be(More)
Janus particles with features of an anisotropic photonic band gap (PBG) structure and magnetic property have been achieved by phase separation and self-assembly of nanoparticles in microfluidic droplets. The resultant particles enable optical encoding and magnetically controllable motion, making them excellent functional encoded particles in biomedical(More)
Microcapsules with core-shell structures are excellent vehicles for the encapsulation of active ingredients; however, the actives often leak out of these structures over time, without observable damage to them. We present a novel approach to enhancing the encapsulation of active ingredients inside microcapsules. We use two components that can form solid(More)
BACKGROUND Amino acid neurotransmitters represent a major class of compounds that are involved in neuronal communication at CNS synapses. METHODS Twelve amino acids were separated after precolumn derivatization with dansyl chloride. The biologically important amino acids, taurine, aspartate, glutamate, glycine, alanine and gamma-aminobutyric acid were(More)
Natural structural color materials, especially those that can undergo reversible changes, are attracting increasing interest in a wide variety of research fields. Inspired by the natural creatures, many elaborately nanostructured photonic materials with variable structural colors were developed. These materials have found important applications in switches,(More)
The migration of phthalates (PAEs), a class of typical environmental estrogen contaminants in food, from food packaging to packaged food attracts more and more attention worldwide. Many factors will affect the migration processes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate PAE migration from plastic containers to cooking oil and mineral water packed in(More)
CONSPECTUS: Colloidal photonic crystals (PhCs), periodically arranged monodisperse nanoparticles, have emerged as one of the most promising materials for light manipulation because of their photonic band gaps (PBGs), which affect photons in a manner similar to the effect of semiconductor energy band gaps on electrons. The PBGs arise due to the periodic(More)
A simple and sensitive HPLC method was established and validated for the determination of docetaxel (DTX) in rabbit plasma. Biosamples were spiked with paclitaxel (PCX) as an internal standard (I.S.) and pre-treated by solid-phase extraction (SPE). The SPE procedure followed a simple protein digestion was based on nylon6 electrospun nanofibers mats as(More)