Polyamine-functionalized carbon quantum dots for chemical sensing

Polyamine-functionalized carbon quantum dots with high fluorescence quantum yield have been synthesized by the low temperature carbonization of citric acid with branched polyethylenimine in one simple step

Yongqiang Dong; Ruixue Wang; Hao Li; Jingwei Shao; Yuwu Chi; Xiaomei Lin; Guonan Chen

2012

Scholarcy highlights

  • Polyamine-functionalized carbon quantum dots with high fluorescence quantum yield have been synthesized by the low temperature carbonization of citric acid with branched polyethylenimine in one simple step
  • It is the first report that CQDs are both amino-functionalized and highly fluorescent, which suggests their promising applications in chemical sensing

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