Fluorescent carbon dots and their sensing applications

Fluorescent carbon dots are a new class of carbon nanomaterials and have demonstrated excellent optical properties, good biocompatibility, great aqueous solubility, low cost, simple synthesis, etc

Xiangcheng Sun; Yu Lei

2017

Scholarcy highlights

  • Fluorescent carbon dots are a new class of carbon nanomaterials and have demonstrated excellent optical properties, good biocompatibility, great aqueous solubility, low cost, simple synthesis, etc
  • For the mechanistic origin of CDs photoluminescence, three mechanisms have been proposed such as quantum confinement effect, surface state and molecule state
  • CDs have presented many applications, and this review article mainly focuses on the development of CDs based fluorescent sensors in recent 5 years
  • The sensing mechanisms, sensor design and sensing properties to various targets and the future directions are summarized

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