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

Colin Fowley, Bridgeen McCaughan, Andrea Devlin, Ibrahim Yildiz, Francisco 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
Pages (from-to)9361-9363
JournalChemical Communications
Volume48
Issue number75
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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