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Highly luminescent biocompatible carbon quantum dots by encapsulation with an amphiphilic polymer

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Abstract

Highly luminescent, water-soluble and biocompatible Carbon Quantum Dots (aqCQDs) were prepared by encapsulating the parent hydrophobic CQDs in an amphiphilic polymer. The resulting aqCQDs were non-toxic to living cells, and were found to cross the cell membrane and localise primarily in the cytosol.

Graphical abstract: Highly luminescent biocompatible carbon quantum dots by encapsulation with an amphiphilic polymer

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Submitted
11 Jul 2012
Accepted
01 Aug 2012
First published
03 Aug 2012

Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 9361-9363
Article type
Communication

Highly luminescent biocompatible carbon quantum dots by encapsulation with an amphiphilic polymer

C. Fowley, B. McCaughan, A. Devlin, I. Yildiz, F. M. Raymo and J. F. Callan, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 9361
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC34962K

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