Ratiometric Fluorescence Probes Based on Carbon Dots

Author(s): Fanyong Yan*, Zhangjun Bai, Fan Liu, Fanlin Zu, Ruiqi Zhang, Jinxia Xu, Li Chen*

Journal Name: Current Organic Chemistry

Volume 22 , Issue 1 , 2018

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Background and Methods: Ratiometric fluorescent probes can provide more precise measurement results than intensity-based fluorescent probes. Carbon dots are convenient platforms to construct ratiometric fluorescent probes. Carbon dots-based ratiometric fluorescent probes can be constructed by carbon dots and other fluorophores’ simple mixing or by connecting them via covalent bonds or non-covalent bonds. Otherwise, dual-emission carbon dots can also be taken as the ratiometric fluorescent probes. Carbon dots are reference signals, energy donors, response signals and the double emission matrixes in ratiometric probes.

Conclusion: The development of carbon dots-based ratiometric fluorescent probes in recent five years is reviewed in this study which emphasizes their photoluminscene properties, detection mechanisms and applications.

Keywords: Ratiometric, probes, carbon dots, photoluminscene properties, mechanisms, applications.

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Year: 2018
Published on: 20 February, 2018
Page: [57 - 66]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/1385272821666171005152058
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