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Simple one-step synthesis of water-soluble fluorescent carbon dots derived from paper ash

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Abstract

Highly photoluminescent carbon dots with a PL quantum yield of 9.3% have been prepared via a simple one-step synthesis route using waste paper as a novel carbon source. The as-prepared carbon dots have good water solubility, well distributed particle size and acceptable fluorescence lifetime. Besides, due to high photostability and biocompatibility, the obtained carbon dots are demonstrated as excellent probes in cellular imaging.

Graphical abstract: Simple one-step synthesis of water-soluble fluorescent carbon dots derived from paper ash

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The article was received on 12 Apr 2013, accepted on 11 Jun 2013, published on 13 Jun 2013 and first published online on 13 Jun 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA41751D
Citation: RSC Adv., 2013,3, 13119-13122
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    Simple one-step synthesis of water-soluble fluorescent carbon dots derived from paper ash

    J. Wei, J. Shen, X. Zhang, S. Guo, J. Pan, X. Hou, H. Zhang, L. Wang and B. Feng, RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 13119
    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA41751D

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