Electrochemiluminescence of Water-Soluble Carbon Nanocrystals Released Electrochemically from Graphite

The results suggest promising applications of CNCs in the development of new types of biosensors and display devices in the future on the basis of their strong and stable ECL emission, good stability, low cytotoxicity, excellent water solubility, easy labeling, and environmental friendliness

Liyan Zheng

2009

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  • Water-soluble carbon nanocrystals with electrochemiluminescence activity were released into aqueous solution from a graphite rod by applying a scanning potential
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  • ECL emission of CNCs observed during their preparation probably provides a useful method for monitoring and screening nanocrystal preparation
  • The results suggest promising applications of CNCs in the development of new types of biosensors and display devices in the future on the basis of their strong and stable ECL emission, good stability, low cytotoxicity, excellent water solubility, easy labeling, and environmental friendliness
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