Carbon Quantum Dots Platforms: as nano therapeutic for Biomedical Applications
Quantum dots (QDs) have been widely used as bioimaging agents for fluorescent nanoscopes. However, QD can have toxic side effects because it contains heavy metals. Therefore, many researchers have proposed an alternative material with low toxicity and good biocompatibility called carbon quantum dots (CQD). CQDs have many attractive properties due to their structure such as optical properties, photoluminescence and phosphorescence. These exceptional properties can be used for biomedical applications, especially in the fields of drug delivery, bioimaging, and biosensor. This article provides a comprehensive review of CQDs. The primary focus is on their unique properties and toxicity as they relate to the recently reported field of biomedicine and applications.
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