Chemiluminescence of o-doped carbon nanodots prepared in acidic and alkaline conditions

Kunjie Wang, Xingyu Wang, Mingliang Li, Hongxia Li, Feng Guan, Deyi Zhang, Huixia Feng, Haiyan Fan

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    The oxygen doped photoluminescent carbon nanodots (O-CDs) were prepared in the presence of the acidic or alkaline solution. Microstructural images of the produced O-CDs were studied using a high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). Other chemical properties were characterized using UV-Vis, XRD, fluorescence, FTIR, XPS. The size of these O-CDs exhibits excellent dispersibility with a narrow distribution range (1.5 nm–4.0 nm). Yellow fluorescence was observed for HCl-treated O-CDs, the blue for NaOH-treated O-CDs. The FTIR analysis indicates there are abundant O–H, C O, and C–O functional groups distributed on the surface of these O-CDs, rendering a great potential for the binding with the biological systems in the biosensing and bioimaging technologies.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)35-41
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016


    • Acidic
    • Alkaline
    • Fluorescence

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biotechnology
    • Bioengineering
    • Medicine (miscellaneous)
    • Biomedical Engineering

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