Carbon Dots: Bottom-Up Syntheses, Properties, and Light-Harvesting Applications.

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Chemistry, an Asian journal, ISSN: 1861-471X, Vol: 13, Issue: 6, Page: 586-598

Publication Year:
2018
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Repository URL:
http://scholarworks.unist.ac.kr/handle/201301/23972
PMID:
29316309
DOI:
10.1002/asia.201701736
Author(s):
Choi, Yuri; Choi, Yeongkyu; Kwon, Oh-Hoon; Kim, Byeong-Su
Publisher(s):
Wiley; WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH
Tags:
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology; Chemistry; carbon; charge transfer; nanotechnology; photochemistry; synthetic methods
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The development of cost-effective and environmentally friendly photocatalysts and photosensitizers has received tremendous attention because of their potential utilization in solar-light-harvesting applications. In this respect, carbon dots (CDs) prepared by bottom-up methods have been considered to be promising light-harvesting materials. Through their preparation from various molecular precursors and synthetic methods, CDs exhibit excellent optical and charge-transfer properties. Furthermore, their photophysical properties can be readily optimized and enhanced by means of doping, functionalization, and post-synthetic treatment. In this review, we summarize the recent progress in CDs synthesized using bottom-up approaches. These CDs exhibit strong light absorption and unique electron donor/acceptor capabilities for light-harvesting applications. We anticipate that this review will provide new insights into novel types of photosensitizers and photocatalysts for a wide range of applications.