Synthesis of carbon quantum dots from cabbage with down- and up-conversion photoluminescence properties: excellent imaging agent for biomedical applications

Carbon quantum dots with down and up-conversion photoluminescence properties have been synthesized through low-temperature carbonization in a facile one step green method from cabbage as the natural source of carbon

Al-Mahmnur Alam; Byung-Yong Park; Zafar Khan Ghouri; Mira Park; Hak-Yong Kim

2015

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  • Carbon quantum dots with down and up-conversion photoluminescence properties have been synthesized through low-temperature carbonization in a facile one step green method from cabbage as the natural source of carbon
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  • up-conversion photoluminescence properties have been synthesized through low-temperature carbonization in a facile one step green method
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  • Due to the advantages of green synthesis, high biocompatibility, excellent optical properties, low cytotoxicity and good cellular imaging outcome, the cabbage derived Carbon quantum dots showed considerable promise in biomedical applications

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