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Nanocomposites of carbon quantum dots–nickel(II) dithiolene as nanolights

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Three types of nanocrystals (viz., nanodiscs, rectangular prisms and hexagonal prisms) of the nickel(II) dithiolene complex, [PPh4][NiII(L2−)(L1−●)], 1 [L = 1,2-dicarbomethoxyethylene dithiolate] displaying solvent dependent shapes and characteristic SAED patterns are reported. On doping with CQDs these non-luminescent nanocrystals form nanocomposites which show a wide range of photoluminescence depending on the size of the CQD used, and the various nanocrystalline shapes of complex 1 can be optically imaged by CQD treatment that is reminiscent of cellular bioimaging.

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The article was received on 20 Aug 2011, accepted on 27 Oct 2011 and first published on 07 Nov 2011

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1JM14073F
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 19210-19213
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    Nanocomposites of carbon quantum dots–nickel(II) dithiolene as nanolights

    A. Begum, S. K. Sonkar, M. Saxena and S. Sarkar, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 19210
    DOI: 10.1039/C1JM14073F

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