Pontos de Carbono: Síntese Química, Propriedades e Aplicações – Uma Revisão

Carbon Dots: Chemical Synthesis, Properties and Applications – a review





Carbon dots correspond to a new class of nanomaterials that have been showing great scientific and
technological interest due to their physicochemical properties. Besides their adjustable optical features,
they also have good photostability, easy synthesis methods, chemical inertness, solubility, biocompatibility,
and low toxicity. Therefore, there are several possibilities of technological applications allowed for this
material such as bioimaging, nanomedicine, drug delivery, solar cells, light-emitting diodes, photocatalysis,
electrocatalysis, and others. Hence, the academic community has launched efforts to elucidate the concepts
intrinsic to its structure, properties, and behavior of Carbon dots. In summary, the present article brings a
brief approach of their evolution since its discovery, the main discussions concerning their structure and
properties, commonly chemical syntheses, and a concise description of recent applications in different
technological areas.

Biografia do Autor

Marco Antonio Schiavon, Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei

Departamento de Ciências Naturais


Wagner Souza Machado, Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei

Professor Adjunto no Departamento de Ciências Naturais da UFSJ. 

Luana Caroline de Oliveira Lima, Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei

Discente de Mestrado no Programa de Pós-Graduação em Física e Química de Materiais da UFSJ.