Enhancing the luminescence of carbon dots with a reduction pathway

Blue luminescent reduced state carbon dots were prepared by reducing carbon dots with NaBH4

Huzhi Zheng; Qinlong Wang; Yijuan Long; Haijie Zhang; Xiaoxiao Huang; Rui Zhu

2011

Key concepts

Scholarcy highlights

  • Blue luminescent reduced state carbon dots were prepared by reducing carbon dots with NaBH4
  • The quantum yield of the reduced state carbon dots increased from 2% to 24% and the maximum emission wavelength shifted from 520 to 450 nm
  • This offers a simple pathway to enhance the luminescence of carbon dots
  • Enhancing the luminescence of carbon dots with a reduction pathway

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