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Carbon nanodot-induced gelation of a histidine-based amphiphile: application as a fluorescent ink, and modulation of gel stiffness

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Abstract

This is a unique example of fluorescent carbon dot-induced hydrogelation of an amino acid-based amphiphile. The carbon dot-to-amphiphile ratio dictates the gel stiffness. Moreover, this hydrogel can be used as a prominent fluorescent ink and the dried gel shows a remarkable, unusual green fluorescence in the solid state.

Graphical abstract: Carbon nanodot-induced gelation of a histidine-based amphiphile: application as a fluorescent ink, and modulation of gel stiffness

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The article was received on 23 Dec 2017, accepted on 29 Mar 2018 and first published on 29 Mar 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC09824C
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018, Advance Article
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    Carbon nanodot-induced gelation of a histidine-based amphiphile: application as a fluorescent ink, and modulation of gel stiffness

    S. Paul, K. Gayen, N. Nandi and A. Banerjee, Chem. Commun., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7CC09824C

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