Next Article in Journal / Special Issue
Bio-Based Adhesives and Evaluation for Wood Composites Application
Previous Article in Journal
Synthesis of Aggregation-Induced Emission-Active Conjugated Polymers Composed of Group 13 Diiminate Complexes with Tunable Energy Levels via Alteration of Central Element
Previous Article in Special Issue
Study of Organosolv Lignins as Adhesives in Wood Panel Production
Open AccessReview

Polymers in Carbon Dots: A Review

Department of Chemistry, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33146, USA
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Polymers 2017, 9(2), 67;
Received: 28 December 2016 / Accepted: 9 February 2017 / Published: 16 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Renewable Polymeric Adhesives)
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
Show Figures

Graphical abstract

MDPI and ACS Style

Zhou, Y.; Sharma, S.K.; Peng, Z.; Leblanc, R.M. Polymers in Carbon Dots: A Review. Polymers 2017, 9, 67.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

Search more from Scilit
Back to TopTop