These authors contributed equally to this work.
Simple and Green Synthesis of Nitrogen-Doped Photoluminescent Carbonaceous Nanospheres for Bioimaging†
Article first published online: 20 JUN 2013
Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 52, Issue 31, pages 8151–8155, July 29, 2013
How to Cite
Li, W., Zhang, Z., Kong, B., Feng, S., Wang, J., Wang, L., Yang, J., Zhang, F., Wu, P. and Zhao, D. (2013), Simple and Green Synthesis of Nitrogen-Doped Photoluminescent Carbonaceous Nanospheres for Bioimaging . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52: 8151–8155. doi: 10.1002/anie.201303927
This work was supported by the State Key Basic Research Program of the PRC (2012CB224805, 2013CB934104), and the NSF of China (21210004).
- Issue published online: 23 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 20 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Received: 8 MAY 2013
- State Key Basic Research Program of the PRC. Grant Numbers: 2012CB224805, 2013CB934104
- NSF of China. Grant Number: 21210004
- hydrothermal carbonization;
- nitrogen doping;
From silk to spheres: A large-scale synthesis of water-soluble nitrogen-doped polymer-like carbonaceous nanospheres with a uniform size of ca. 70 nm, through a simple and green hydrothermal process employing cocoon silk in water, has been developed. The resultant nanospheres show excellent photoluminescent properties, exhibit low toxicity, and are biocompatible for in vivo imaging.