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Author Lee, Chohye ♦ Pant, Bishweshwar ♦ Alam, Al Mahmnur ♦ An, Taehee ♦ Chung, Hea Jong ♦ Hong, Seong Tshool ♦ Park, Soo Jin ♦ Park, Mira ♦ Kim, Hak Yong
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher The Polymer Society of Korea
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2016
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Chemistry & allied sciences
Subject Keyword electrospinning ♦ carbon quantum dots ♦ keratin ♦ poly(vinyl alcohol) ♦ photoluminescence ♦ biocompatibility ♦ Polymer Sciences ♦ Soft and Granular Matter, Complex Fluids and Microfluidics ♦ Physical Chemistry ♦ Characterization and Evaluation of Materials ♦ Nanochemistry ♦ Nanotechnology
Abstract Carbon quantum dots (C-dots) triggered photoluminescent keratin/poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA)/C-dots nanofibers (NFs) with optical transparency and biocompatibility were prepared by an electrospinning process. The synthesized NFs were characterized by field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, and spectrofluorometer. C-dots are capable of emitting excitation dependent photoluminescence (PL) emission spectra at room temperature and are nontoxic at reasonably high concentrations. Optically transparent keratin/PVA/C-dots NFs were found to exhibit excitation dependent PL emission at the wavelengths of 488, 535, and 625 nm during excitation at the wavelengths of 360, 480, and 545 nm, respectively, similar to the C-dots. In vitro cytotoxicity tests against NIH-3T3 cell lines revealed a good biocompatible nature of keratin/PVA/C-dots. The results indicated that the fabricated composite NFs mat not only exhibited a well preserved quantum confinement effect of the C-dots along with its transparency but also showed biocompatibility in the living cell environment.
ISSN 15985032
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-09-08
Publisher Place Seoul
e-ISSN 20927673
Journal Macromolecular Research
Volume Number 24
Issue Number 10
Page Count 7
Starting Page 924
Ending Page 930


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