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A one-pot, three-minute, gram-scale synthesis of novel sp3-nanocrystalline, water-soluble, and fluorescent carbon dots (FCDs), from simple and cheap sugar starting materials is described. Mechanism studies showed that NH2-FCD formation proceeds via a crucial imine intermediate derived from reaction between a sugar hemiacetal and an amine. Moreover, we successfully demonstrate the utility of lactose functionalized FCDots (Lac-FCDots) as non-toxic fluorescent intracellular delivery vehicles.
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Hill, S. A., Benito-Alifonso, D., Davis, S. A., Berry, M., & Galan, M. C. (2016). Three-minute synthesis of sp3 nanocrystalline carbon dots as non-toxic fluorescent platforms for intracellular delivery. Nanoscale, 8(44), 18630-18634. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6nr07336k