Cationic carbon quantum dots derived from alginate for gene delivery: One-step synthesis and cellular uptake.


UNLABELLED Carbon quantum dots (CQDs), unlike semiconductor quantum dots, possess fine biocompatibility, excellent upconversion properties, high photostability and low toxicity. Here, we report multifunctional CQDs which were developed using alginate, 3% hydrogen peroxide and double distilled water through a facile, eco-friendly and inexpensive one-step… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2016.06.021