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Recent advances in carbon nanodots: synthesis, properties and biomedical applications

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Herein, a mini review is presented concerning the most recent research progress of carbon nanodots, which have emerged as one of the most attractive photoluminescent materials. Different synthetic methodologies to achieve advanced functions and better photoluminescence performances are summarized, which are mainly divided into two classes: top-down and bottom-up. The inspiring properties, including photoluminescence emission, chemiluminescence, electrochemical luminescence, peroxidase-like activity and toxicity, are discussed. Moreover, the biomedical applications in biosensing, bioimaging and drug delivery are reviewed.

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The article was received on 30 Sep 2014, accepted on 02 Dec 2014 and first published on 03 Dec 2014


Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C4NR05712K
Nanoscale, 2015,7, 1586-1595

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    Recent advances in carbon nanodots: synthesis, properties and biomedical applications

    P. Miao, K. Han, Y. Tang, B. Wang, T. Lin and W. Cheng, Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 1586
    DOI: 10.1039/C4NR05712K

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