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Cu2+-embedded carbon nanoparticles as anticancer agents

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We report the synthesis of luminescent carbon nanoparticles (93 ± 50 nm) embedded with Cu2+. It was observed that at a relatively low concentration of Cu2+ (2.55 ppm), cervical cancer HeLa cells died due to apoptosis induced by the nanoparticles. Also, generation of reactive oxygen species in the cells, in the presence of the composite nanoparticles, has been attributed to their killing. The luminescence of the carbon nanoparticles was used for imaging of the cells.

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The article was received on 30 Mar 2015, accepted on 21 May 2015 and first published on 21 May 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5TB00567A
J. Mater. Chem. B, 2015,3, 5673-5677

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    Cu2+-embedded carbon nanoparticles as anticancer agents

    M. Palashuddin Sk, U. Goswami, S. S. Ghosh and A. Chattopadhyay, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2015, 3, 5673
    DOI: 10.1039/C5TB00567A

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