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Photo-triggered conversion of hydrophilic fluorescent biomimetic nanostructures for cell imaging
- Dai, Qin, Zhao, He, Cao, Hongbin, Yang, Jun, Zhao, Wentao, Wang, Tianyu, Liu, Linying, Fan, Zhuangjun, Wang, Guangwei
- Chemical communications 2019 v.55 no.5 pp. 596-599
- biomimetics, carbon quantum dots, cell membrane structures, chemical reactions, cytoplasm, fatty acids, fluorescence, hydrophilicity, hydrophobicity, image analysis, micelles
- Fluorescent nanoarchitectures, such as hydrophobic micelles and hydrophilic vesicles decorated with fluorescent carbon nanoparticles, were fabricated from one fatty acid by means of photo-triggering. The biomimetic nanostructures, like cell membrane structures, have applications in fluorescence imaging in both the cell cytoplasm and nucleus. Besides, hydrophobic micelles can be used as very stable fluorescent inks.