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Issue 44, 2018
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Covalent organic nanosheets for bioimaging

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Abstract

Covalent organic nanosheets (CONs) have attracted much attention because of their excellent physical, chemical, electronic, and optical properties. Although covalent organic nanosheets have widely been used in many applications, there are only a few CONs that have been tested for bio-medical applications. Nanometer sized triazine-based nanosheets were obtained by exfoliating their bulk counterparts in water. The obtained nanosheets were dispersible and stable in water with enhanced photoluminescence properties compared to the bulk material. The nanosheets were biocompatible and non-toxic and showed ability to stain HeLa cell nuclei without additional assistance of an external targeting agent.

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Submitted
27 Jun 2018
Accepted
02 Sep 2018
First published
03 Sep 2018

This article is Open Access
All publication charges for this article have been paid for by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Chem. Sci., 2018,9, 8382-8387
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Edge Article

Covalent organic nanosheets for bioimaging

G. Das, F. Benyettou, S. K. Sharama, T. Prakasam, F. Gándara, V. A. de la Peña-O’Shea, N. Saleh, R. Pasricha, R. Jagannathan, M. A. Olson and A. Trabolsi, Chem. Sci., 2018, 9, 8382
DOI: 10.1039/C8SC02842G

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