Red/orange dual-emissive carbon dots for pH sensing and cell imaging
carbon cell imaging, dual-emissive, photoluminescence, pH-sensitive, Ag+ probe
The dual-emissive N, S co-doped carbon dots (N, S-CDs) with a long emission wavelength were synthesized via solvothermal method. The N, S-CDs possess relatively high photoluminescence (PL) quantum yield (QY) (35.7%) towards near-infrared fluorescent peak up to 648 nm. With the advanced characterization techniques including X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), etc. It is found that the doped N, S elements play an important role in the formation of high QY CDs. The N, S-CDs exist distinct pH-sensitive feature with reversible fluorescence in a good linear relationship with pH values in the range of 1.0–13.0. What is more, N, S-CDs can be used as an ultrasensitive Ag+ probe sensor with the resolution up to 0.4 μM. This finding will expand the application of as prepared N, S-CDs in sensing and environmental fields.
Tsinghua University Press
Miaoran Zhang,Rigu Su,Jian Zhong,Ling Fei,Wei Cai,Qingwen Guan,Weijun Li,Neng Li,Yusheng Chen,Lulu Cai,Quan Xu, Red/orange dual-emissive carbon dots for pH sensing and cell imaging. NanoRes.2019, 12(4): 815–821