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Rapid microwave synthesis of fluorescent hydrophobic carbon dots

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Abstract

Fluorescent hydrophobic carbon dots (HCDs) have been fabricated from a poloxamer by a simple microwave assisted process within a few minutes for the first time. Small and distinct spherical HCDs emitted bright blue and green fluorescent light depending upon the excitation wavelength and were dispersed easily in a wide variety of organic solvents. HCDs exhibited excellent water resistant behavior with a contact angle of ∼122° enforcing good hydrophobic character which will be quite useful in potential surface applications.

Graphical abstract: Rapid microwave synthesis of fluorescent hydrophobic carbon dots

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Submitted
26 May 2012
Accepted
11 Oct 2012
First published
16 Oct 2012

RSC Adv., 2012,2, 12129-12131
Article type
Communication

Rapid microwave synthesis of fluorescent hydrophobic carbon dots

S. Mitra, S. Chandra, T. Kundu, R. Banerjee, P. Pramanik and A. Goswami, RSC Adv., 2012, 2, 12129 DOI: 10.1039/C2RA21048G

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