Facile synthesis of yellowish-green emitting carbon quantum dots and their applications for phoxim sensing and cellular imaging

We reported the first use of a novel fluorescent probe for phoxim detection based on yellowish-green emissive carbon quantum dots

Xingyan Huo; Lizhen Liu; Yunfeng Bai; Jun Qin; Lin Yuan; Feng Feng

2021

Scholarcy highlights

  • A novel sensing platform based on yellowish-green emitting carbon quantum dots was developed
  • The new analytical method was feasible for phoxim determination in real samples
  • The as-prepared carbon quantum dots was successfully used for cell imaging
  • We reported the first use of a novel fluorescent probe for phoxim detection based on yellowish-green emissive carbon quantum dots
  • The sensing mechanism is based on the quenching effect of phoxim on the fluorescence emission of CQDs by inner filter effect
  • Due to the low cytotoxicity and excellent biocompatibility, the as-prepared CQDs was successfully used for cell imaging, demonstrating the considerable potential applications of such CQDs in biological field

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