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Carbon-based dots for electrochemiluminescence sensing

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Carbon materials based quantum dots, mainly including carbon and graphene dots, with wonderful optical, electrical and chemical properties have greatly boosted the development of advanced sensors and analytical chemistry. Electrochemiluminescence (ECL) sensors based on carbon and graphene dots have shown promising potential and rapid developments in recent decades and have also attained great achievements. Deep insight into the applications of carbon and graphene dots in ECL sensing platforms will benefit the design of advanced sensors in the future. In this review, we aim to give a brief overview of carbon and graphene dots with versatile roles in the fabrication of ECL sensors. A general description of the basic ECL mechanisms, main synthesis routes of carbon and graphene dots, and a series of sensing approaches for the detection of targets including metal ions, small molecules, proteins, DNA and cells will be presented. In addition, recent developments of ECL sensors made of carbon-based dots, relevant signal amplification methodologies and an outlook for the construction of highly sensitive ECL sensors based on various carbon-based dots are also discussed.

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The article was received on 12 Sep 2019, accepted on 15 Oct 2019 and first published on 16 Oct 2019


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C9QM00572B
Mater. Chem. Front., 2020, Advance Article

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    Carbon-based dots for electrochemiluminescence sensing

    Y. Chen, Y. Cao, C. Ma and J. Zhu, Mater. Chem. Front., 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9QM00572B

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