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

Colin Fowley, Bridgeen Mc Caughan, Andrea Devlin, Ibrahim Yildiz, Françisco M. 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 (US)
Pages (from-to)9361-9363
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume48
Issue number75
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 22 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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