Rodrigues C.V.,Institute Quimica IQ |
Correa J.R.,Laboratorio Of Quimica Medicinal E Tecnologica Laquimet |
Aiube C.M.,Institute Quimica IQ |
Andrade L.P.,Laboratorio Of Quimica Medicinal E Tecnologica Laquimet |
And 10 more authors.
Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society
Simple synthetic procedures have been applied to obtain luminescent carbon quantum dots, also referred as C-dots, from an abundant carbon source, that is, from the brewing industry waste. The synthetic procedures have been conducted aiming to investigate the effects of the oxidation stage on the properties of the nanomaterial. C-dots down- and up-conversion properties, as well as their potential for cellular imaging experiments in live (and adhered) cells, are disclosed herein. © 2015 Sociedade Brasileira de Química. Source