Carbon Dots as Catalysts: A New Class of Nanozymes

Author(s): Agatino Zammataro, Giuseppe Trusso Sfrazzetto*

Journal Name: Current Organocatalysis

Volume 7 , Issue 1 , 2020

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Carbon Dots (CDs) represent a new class of nanoparticles carbon-based having many application fields. This perspective summarizes the catalytic applications of CDs with potential future perspectives.

Keywords: Biomaterials, carbon dots, catalysis, ecofriendly, energy, nanoparticles.

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Year: 2020
Published on: 02 July, 2019
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DOI: 10.2174/2213337206666190702165008

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