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Microwave assisted one-step green synthesis of cell-permeable multicolor photoluminescent carbon dots without surface passivation reagents

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Abstract

A facile, economic and green one-step microwave synthesis route towards photoluminescent carbon dots is proposed. The preparation requires a carbohydrate (glycerol, glycol, glucose, sucrose, etc.) and a tiny amount of an inorganic ion, and can finish in just a few minutes, no surface passivation reagent is needed. The carbon dots are biologically compatible and show favorable optical properties and have potential applications in biolabeling and bioimaging.

Graphical abstract: Microwave assisted one-step green synthesis of cell-permeable multicolor photoluminescent carbon dots without surface passivation reagents

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Submitted
06 Sep 2010
Accepted
04 Jan 2011
First published
18 Jan 2011

J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 2445-2450
Article type
Communication

Microwave assisted one-step green synthesis of cell-permeable multicolor photoluminescent carbon dots without surface passivation reagents

X. Wang, K. Qu, B. Xu, J. Ren and X. Qu, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 2445
DOI: 10.1039/C0JM02963G

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