Highly luminescent biocompatible carbon quantum dots by encapsulation with an amphiphilic polymer

Colin Fowley, Bridgeen McCaughan, Andrea Devlin, Ibrahim Yildiz, Francisco Raymo, John F. Callan

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Abstract

Highly luminescent, water-soluble and biocompatible Carbon Quantum Dots (aqCQDs) were prepared by encapsulating the parent hydrophobic CQDs in an amphiphilic polymer. The resulting aqCQDs were non-toxic to living cells, and were found to cross the cell membrane and localise primarily in the cytosol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9361-9363
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume48
Issue number75
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 28 2012

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Cell membranes
Encapsulation
Semiconductor quantum dots
Polymers
Carbon
Cells
Water

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  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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Highly luminescent biocompatible carbon quantum dots by encapsulation with an amphiphilic polymer. / Fowley, Colin; McCaughan, Bridgeen; Devlin, Andrea; Yildiz, Ibrahim; Raymo, Francisco; Callan, John F.

In: Chemical Communications, Vol. 48, No. 75, 28.09.2012, p. 9361-9363.

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Fowley, Colin ; McCaughan, Bridgeen ; Devlin, Andrea ; Yildiz, Ibrahim ; Raymo, Francisco ; Callan, John F. / Highly luminescent biocompatible carbon quantum dots by encapsulation with an amphiphilic polymer. In: Chemical Communications. 2012 ; Vol. 48, No. 75. pp. 9361-9363.
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