Facile synthesis of N-rich carbon quantum dots by spontaneous polymerization and incision of solvents as efficient bioimaging probes and advanced electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction

This study provides an alternative facile approach to the synthesis of versatile carbon quantum dots with widespread commercial application prospects, as bioimaging probes and as promising electrocatalysts for the metal-free oxygen reduction reaction

Zhouyue Lei; Shengjie Xu; Jiaxun Wan; Peiyi Wu

2015

Scholarcy highlights

  • In this study, uniform nitrogen-doped carbon quantum dots were synthesized through a one-step solvothermal process of cyclic and nitrogen-rich solvents, such as N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone and dimethyl-imidazolidinone, under mild conditions
  • This study provides an alternative facile approach to the synthesis of versatile carbon quantum dots with widespread commercial application prospects, not only as bioimaging probes but also as promising electrocatalysts for the metal-free oxygen reduction reaction
  • This study provides an alternative facile approach to the synthesis of versatile carbon quantum dots with widespread commercial application prospects, as bioimaging probes and as promising electrocatalysts for the metal-free oxygen reduction reaction

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