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High-bright fluorescent carbon dots and their application in selective nucleoli staining

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Abstract

Fluorescent carbon dots (FCDs) were synthesized by refluxing polyethylene glycol, which can emit bright and different fluorescent colours under various wavelengths as well as show stable fluorescence properties with different ionic strength, temperature and time. These FCDs exhibit good biocompatibility and very low toxicity for HeLa cells. Notably, these FCDs, as an efficient live cell fluorescence imaging probe, can selectively stain nucleoli, and the effect is similar to some commercially available dyes (such as Hoechst).

Graphical abstract: High-bright fluorescent carbon dots and their application in selective nucleoli staining

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The article was received on 11 Apr 2014, accepted on 10 Jun 2014 and first published on 10 Jun 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4TB00579A
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. B, 2014,2, 5077-5082

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    High-bright fluorescent carbon dots and their application in selective nucleoli staining

    W. Kong, R. Liu, H. Li, J. Liu, H. Huang, Y. Liu and Z. Kang, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2014, 2, 5077
    DOI: 10.1039/C4TB00579A

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