Green synthesis of luminescent graphitic carbon nitride quantum dots from human urine and its bioimaging application

A hydrothermal synthetic approach is developed for the preparation of graphitic carbon nitride quantum dots from human urine

Qianfen Zhuang; Pan Guo; Song Zheng; Qiong Lin; Yuanyi Lin; Yong Wang; Yongnian Ni

2018

Scholarcy highlights

  • A hydrothermal synthetic approach is developed for the preparation of graphitic carbon nitride quantum dots from human urine
  • It is believed that the valuable nanomaterials, g-C3N4 QDs, which are transformed from the human bodily wastes, are promising in diverse chemical applications
  • Graphitic carbon nitride quantum dots were synthesized under hydrothermal conditions using human urine as precursor, and were used as fluorescent probes for cell multicolor imaging

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