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Sustainable carbon-dots: recent advances in green carbon dots for sensing and bioimaging

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The past decade has witnessed the emergence of carbon dots (c-dots), outshining other members of the carbon family because of their outstanding properties in fluorescence, cytocompatibility, photostability, electronic, mechanical and other chemical properties. This has resulted in an increasing number of applications in bioimaging, sensing, photovoltaic and medicine. Nature offers a wealth of exciting precursors that motivate constant persuasion of benign synthetic routes. Consequently, the past 5 years has seen a tremendous rise in green synthetic approaches of c-dots. This study reviews the journey of green c-dots by means of green sources of synthesis and their applications, with the major focus on various sensors and bioimaging probes.

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The article was received on 15 Sep 2017, accepted on 24 Oct 2017 and first published on 24 Oct 2017


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7TB02484C
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. B, 2017, Advance Article
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    Sustainable carbon-dots: recent advances in green carbon dots for sensing and bioimaging

    V. Sharma, P. Tiwari and S. M. Mobin, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7TB02484C

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