Surface modification strategy for fluorescence solvatochromism of carbon dots prepared from: P -phenylenediamine

Kohei Sato, Rina Sato, Yoshiki Iso, Tetsuhiko Isobe

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The fluorescence solvatochromism of p-phenylenediamine-derived carbon dots (CDs) was modulated through surface modification with decanoic acid or perfluorodecanoic acid. This is attributed to the adjustment of the dipole interaction between solvent molecules and the CD surface in terms of steric hindrance of a surface modifier and polarization of the modified CD surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2174-2177
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Feb 18


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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