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Multifunctional carbon dot for lifetime thermal sensing, nucleolus imaging and antialgal activity

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Abstract

Multifunctional carbon dots (CDs) with lifetime thermal sensing, nucleolus imaging, and antialgal activity properties were synthesized directly from ascorbic acid aqueous solution by a one-step electrochemical method at room temperature. The as-prepared CDs are responsive to temperature and exhibit an accurate linear response of fluorescence intensity vs. temperature (20–100 °C). These CDs can enter a cell and nucleolus, adsorb on the nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) and the fluorescence intensity of CDs is increased by the adsorption of nucleic acids. In addition, the CDs can inhibit the activity of RuBisCO in Anabaena sp., leading to reducing the growth of Anabaena sp. All these properties make the CDs serve as effective fluorescence-based nanothermometers, nucleolus probes, and antialgal agents.

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Submitted
04 Jul 2018
Accepted
13 Aug 2018
First published
13 Aug 2018

J. Mater. Chem. B, 2018,6, 5708-5717
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Multifunctional carbon dot for lifetime thermal sensing, nucleolus imaging and antialgal activity

H. Li, M. Zhang, Y. Song, H. Wang, C. Liu, Y. Fu, H. Huang, Y. Liu and Z. Kang, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2018, 6, 5708 DOI: 10.1039/C8TB01751D

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