Highly cysteine-selective fluorescent nanoprobes based on ultrabright and directly synthesized carbon quantum dots.

@article{Chen2018HighlyCF,
  title={Highly cysteine-selective fluorescent nanoprobes based on ultrabright and directly synthesized carbon quantum dots.},
  author={Xuejiao Chen and Fuchun Gong and Zhong Cao and Wu Zou and Tingting Gu},
  journal={Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry},
  year={2018},
  volume={410 12},
  pages={2961-2970}
}
Strongly green fluorescent carbon dots (CQDs) have been directly synthesized from 2,4-diaminophenylhydrazine and 2-hydroxy-5-methylisophthalaldehyde through a facile solvothermal method. The novel CQDs exhibit high fluorescence quantum yield and excellent water solubility due to the abundant amino and hydroxy groups on their surface. The use of the as… CONTINUE READING