Luminescent Surface Quaternized Carbon Dots

Athanasios B. Bourlinos, Radek Zbořil, Jan Petr, Aristides Bakandritsos, Marta Krysmann, Emmanuel P. Giannelis

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Thermal oxidation of a salt precursor made from the acid base combination of tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane and betaine hydrochloride results in light-emitting surface quaternized carbon dots that are water-dispersible, display anion exchange properties, and exhibit uniform size/surface charge. © 2011 American Chemical Society.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-8
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 23 2011
Externally publishedYes


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