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In situ synthesis of NIR-Light emission carbon dots derived from spinach for bio-imaging application

Abstract

Near infrared (NIR)-light emission fluorescent probes have attracted extensive research attention in the bioimaging filed due to their deep tissue penetration, minimal auto-fluorescence and less emission light damage to bio-tissues. Herein, we designed and prepared the NIR-light emission CDs (R-CDs) from spinach by one-step solvothermal method. The R-CDs exhibited good water solubility, the maximum fluorescence emission peak at 680 nm, high quantum yield of 15.34 %, remarkable photo-stability and resistance to metal ions in a body-simulating environment, excellent compatibility, neglectable toxicity, and superior labelling capability in vitro and in vivo. This finding significantly highlights the design of NIR-light emission CDs and exploits their bio-imaging applications.

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The article was received on 07 Mar 2017, accepted on 07 Aug 2017 and first published on 08 Aug 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7TB00634A
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. B, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    In situ synthesis of NIR-Light emission carbon dots derived from spinach for bio-imaging application

    L. Li, R. Zhang, C. Lu, J. Sun, L. Wang, B. Qu, T. Li, Y. Liu and S. Li, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7TB00634A

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