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Co-reductive fabrication of carbon nanodots with high quantum yield for bioimaging of bacteria

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Show simple item record Wang, Jiajun Liu, Xia Milcovich, Gesmi Chen, Tzu-Yu Durack, Edel Mallen, Sarah Ruan, Yongming Weng, Xuexiang Hudson, Sarah P. 2018-01-22T09:47:16Z 2018-01-22T09:47:16Z 2018
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract A simple and straightforward synthetic approach for carbon nanodots (C-dots) is proposed. The strategy is based on a one-step hydrothermal chemical reduction with thiourea and urea, leading to high quantum yield C-dots. The obtained C-dots are welldispersed with a uniform size and a graphite-like structure. A synergistic reduction mechanism was investigated using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The findings show that using both thiourea and urea during the one-pot synthesis enhances the luminescence of the generated C-dots. Moreover, the prepared C-dots have a high distribution of functional groups on their surface. In this work, C-dots proved to be a suitable nanomaterial for imaging of bacteria and exhibit potential for application in bioimaging thanks to their low cytotoxicity. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Beilstein-Institut en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology;9, pp. 137–145
dc.subject bioimaging en_US
dc.subject carbon nanodots en_US
dc.subject collaborative reduction en_US
dc.subject hydrothermal en_US
dc.title Co-reductive fabrication of carbon nanodots with high quantum yield for bioimaging of bacteria en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.3762%2Fbjnano.9.16
dc.contributor.sponsor Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid LY15C040002 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 13/CDA/2122 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2737124

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