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Synthesis of graphene quantum dots from natural polymer starch for cell imaging

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Abstract

We developed a facile and effective route to synthesize GQDs for bioimaging by using starch as a precursor. The reactants consist of only starch and water. Furthermore, the products are only GQDs, water, and carbide precipitate. Thus, the complicated post-processing steps are avoided. The present work is the first report of the synthesis of GQDs from a high molecular weight polymer.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of graphene quantum dots from natural polymer starch for cell imaging

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The article was received on 07 Jul 2018, accepted on 06 Aug 2018 and first published on 01 Sep 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC02106F
Citation: Green Chem., 2018,20, 4438-4442

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    Synthesis of graphene quantum dots from natural polymer starch for cell imaging

    W. Chen, D. Li, L. Tian, W. Xiang, T. Wang, W. Hu, Y. Hu, S. Chen, J. Chen and Z. Dai, Green Chem., 2018, 20, 4438
    DOI: 10.1039/C8GC02106F

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