Polymers in carbon dots: A review

Yiqun Zhou, Shiv K. Sharma, Zhili Peng, Roger M. Leblanc

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Carbon dots (CDs) have been widely studied since their discovery in 2004 as a green substitute of the traditional quantum dots due to their excellent photoluminescence (PL) and high biocompatibility. Meanwhile, polymers have increasingly become an important component for both synthesis and modification of CDs to provide polymeric matrix and enhance their PL property. Furthermore, critical analysis of composites of CDs and polymers has not been available. Herein, in this review, we summarized the use of polymers in the synthesis and functionalization of CDs, and the applications of these CDs in various fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67
Number of pages1
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2017


  • Carbon dots
  • Composites
  • Polymerization
  • Polymers
  • Surface modification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics


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