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Polymers 2017, 9(2), 67; doi:10.3390/polym9020067

Polymers in Carbon Dots: A Review

Department of Chemistry, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33146, USA
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Received: 28 December 2016 / Accepted: 9 February 2017 / Published: 16 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Renewable Polymeric Adhesives)
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Abstract

Carbon dots (CDs) have been widely studied since their discovery in 2004 as a green substitute of the traditional quantum dots due to their excellent photoluminescence (PL) and high biocompatibility. Meanwhile, polymers have increasingly become an important component for both synthesis and modification of CDs to provide polymeric matrix and enhance their PL property. Furthermore, critical analysis of composites of CDs and polymers has not been available. Herein, in this review, we summarized the use of polymers in the synthesis and functionalization of CDs, and the applications of these CDs in various fields. View Full-Text
Keywords: carbon dots; polymers; composites; polymerization; surface modification carbon dots; polymers; composites; polymerization; surface modification
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Zhou, Y.; Sharma, S.K.; Peng, Z.; Leblanc, R.M. Polymers in Carbon Dots: A Review. Polymers 2017, 9, 67.

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