A facile, green, and solvent-free route to nitrogen–sulfur-codoped fluorescent carbon nanoparticles for cellular imaging

Hong Huang, Ya-Chun Lu, Ai-Jun Wang, Jin-Hua Liu, Jian-Rong Chen, Jiu-Ju Feng
2014 RSC Advances  
A simple, solvent-free method was developed for preparation of fluorescent NSCPs by direct pyrolysis of gentamycin sulfate. The NSCPs showed high water-solubility, long lifetime, high quantum yield, excellent stability and low cytotoxicity, and thus can be used for cellular imaging.
doi:10.1039/c4ra00012a fatcat:qv4tm4zncjeq5bctesn4bjzzzm