Large-Scale Green Synthesis of Fluorescent Carbon Nanodots and Their Use in Optics Applications

An easy and green synthetic strategy for the one-pot large-scale preparation of carbon nanodots is demonstrated

Jie Wang; Fei Peng; Yimei Lu; Yiling Zhong; Siyi Wang; Meifeng Xu; Xiaoyuan Ji; Yuanyuan Su; Liangsheng Liao; Yao He

2014

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  • An easy and green synthetic strategy for the one-pot large-scale preparation of carbon nanodots is demonstrated
  • The C-dots have a series of excellent optical features such as strong fluorescence and excitation-wavelength-dependent photoluminescence properties
  • The as-prepared C-dots, which are shown to serve as high-performance fluorescent stains, are superbly suitable for a variety of optics-related applications, including in vitro and in vivo bioimaging, printing inks, and sensors
  • This kind of microwave-assisted strategy could serve as a powerful tool for synthesizing large-scale C-dots with strong fluorescence, holding great promise for myriad optics-related applications
  • Any queries should be directed to the corresponding author for the article

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