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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)
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)
Facile, fast, and cost-effective technology for patterning of responsive colloidal photonic crystals (CPCs) is of great importance for their practical applications. In this report, we develop a kind of responsive CPC patterns with multicolor shifting properties by inkjet printing mesoporous colloidal nanoparticle ink on both rigid and soft substrates. By(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)
Novel nanocomposites of polylactide (PLA) nanofibers and tetraheptylammonium-capped Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles have been prepared and utilized to realize the efficient accumulation of anticancer drug daunorubicin in target cancer cells. The observations of optical microscopy and confocal fluorescence microscopy indicate that the PLA nanofibers and Fe3O4(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)
In this communication, poly(lactic acid) nanofibers have been fabricated by electrospinning and then poly(lactic acid) (PLA) based nanocomposites have been prepared by accumulating anticancer drug daunorubicin on PLA nanofibers combined with TiO2 nanoparticles. Our atomic force microscopy (AFM) and laser-scanning confocal microscope (LSCM) studies(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)
Tissue engineering holds great promise in providing vascular grafts as substitutes for damaged small-diameter blood vessels. Two of the key factors in vascular tissue engineering are biocompatible scaffolds that mimic the effects of extracellular matrix and the source of seeding cells. Synthetic poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) nanofibers has been shown to be(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)