Journal article

Bioimaging of C2C12 Muscle Myoblasts Using Fluorescent Carbon Quantum Dots Synthesized from Bread

Karthiga K Anpalagan, Jimsheena Karakkat, Adam Truskewycz, Ahmed Al Saedi, Paul Joseph, Vasso Apostolopoulos, Kulmira Nurgali, Ivan Cole, Zibo Cai, Daniel TH Lai

Nanomaterials | MDPI | Published : 2020

Abstract

Biocompatible carbon quantum dots (CQDs) have recently attracted increased interest in biomedical imaging owing to their advantageous photoluminescence properties. Numerous precursors of fluorescent CQDs and various fabrication procedures are also reported in the literature. However; the use of concentrated mineral acids and other corrosive chemicals during the fabrication process curtails their biocompatibility and severely limits the utilization of the products in cell bio-imaging. In this study; a facile; fast; and cost-effective synthetic route is employed to fabricate CQDs from a natural organic resource; namely bread; where the use of any toxic chemicals is eliminated. Thus; the novel ..

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