Carbon dot composites for bioapplications: A review

Jiajia Wu, Gonglin Chen, Yinnong Jia, Chunyu Ji, Yuting Wang, Yiqun Zhou, Roger M. Leblanc, Zhili Peng

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review


Carbon dots (CDs) have received extensive attention in the last decade for their excellent optical, chemical and biological properties. In recent years, CD composites have also received significant attention due to their ability to improve the intrinsic properties and expand the application scope of CDs. In this article, the synthesis processes of four types of CD composites (metal-CD, nonmetallic inorganics-CD, and organics-CD as well as multi-components - CD composites) are systematically summarized first. Then the recent advancements in the bioapplications (bioimaging, drug delivery and biosensing) of these composites are also highlighted and discussed. Last, the current challenges and future trends of CD composites in biomedical fields are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)843-869
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry B
Issue number6
StatePublished - Feb 14 2022
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Carbon dot composites for bioapplications: A review'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this