Doped Carbon Dots for Sensing and Bioimaging Applications: A Minireview

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In the last decade, carbon dots (C-dots, CDs) or carbon quantum dots (CQDs) have attracted a considerable amount of attention from the scientific community as a low cost and biocompatible alternative to semiconductor quantum dots. In particular, doped C-dots have excellent fluorescent properties that have been successfully utilized for numerous applications. In this minireview, we overview the recent advances on the synthesis of doped C-dots derived from carbon-rich sources and their potential applications for biomedical and sensing applications. In addition, we will also discuss some challenges and outline some future perspectives of this exciting material.

Original languageEnglish
Article number342
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 18 2018


  • Carbon dots
  • doping
  • Fluorescence
  • sensing
  • Bioimaging

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