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Fast, energy-efficient synthesis of luminescent carbon quantum dots

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A simple, fast, energy and labour efficient, carbon dot synthesis method involving only the mixing of a saccharide and base is presented. Uniform, green luminescent carbon dots with an average size of 3.5 nm were obtained, without the need for additional energy input or external heating. Detection of formation moment for fructose–NaOH-produced carbon dots is also presented.

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The article was received on 17 Dec 2013, accepted on 24 Feb 2014 and first published on 25 Feb 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3GC42562B
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Green Chem., 2014,16, 2566-2570
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    Fast, energy-efficient synthesis of luminescent carbon quantum dots

    Y. Li, X. Zhong, A. E. Rider, S. A. Furman and K. (. Ostrikov, Green Chem., 2014, 16, 2566
    DOI: 10.1039/C3GC42562B

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