Honors in Chemistry
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This study aimed to improve the known microwave method to produce carbon dot nanoparticles from ethylenediamine and citric acid. Carbon dots have recently gained much attention as they have diverse applications, such as bioimaging and drug delivery reagents as cancer theranostics. Research was focused on establishing the ideal time for the synthetic reaction to produce carbon dot nanoparticles with the microwave method. After several trials, the 16-minute trial provided the best results based on Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, and ultraviolet exposure.
East Tennessee State University
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Ferguson, Hayden, "Microwave Synthesis of Carbon Dot Nanoparticles" (2023). Undergraduate Honors Theses. Paper 803. https://dc.etsu.edu/honors/803
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