Sweet nanodot for biomedical imaging: Carbon dot derived from xylitol

Daeun Kim, Yuri Choi, Eeseul Shin, Yun Kyung Jung, Byeong Su Kim

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We report a facile microwave pyrolysis approach to prepare carbon dots (CDs) using xylitol, a biomass-derived sugar alcohol. Both the surface-passivating agent (ethylenediamine) and HCl are crucial to control the luminescent properties during the synthesis of CDs. CDxy exhibits bright luminescence, aqueous stability, and low cytotoxicity, and thus has high potential for biomedical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23210-23213
Number of pages4
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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