(9c) Green Synthesis of Fluorescent Nanomaterials for Optical Bioimaging and Beyond

Wang, D. - Presenter, Beijing University of Chemical Technology
Pu, Y., Beijing University of Chemical Technology
Chen, J. F., Beijing University of Chemical Technology
Wang, J. X., Beijing University of Chemical Technology
Fluorescent nanoparticles have received intense scientific attention and offer promising applications in many fields from optoelectronic devices to cancer treatment. The development of robust mass-scale nanoparticle synthesis methods is one of key materials challenges in moving towards fluorescent nanoparticles for commercialization and advanced applications. In this talk, I will summarize our work on green and scalable synthesis of fluorescent nanoparticles for multifunctional applications, including biomass-derived carbon dots for sensing and bioimaging, subcritical water nanonization of organic compounds for diagnosis and therapy, preparation of lanthanide-doped inorganic nanoparticles by high gravity method for transparent, flexible and luminescent composite films. A brief overview of this exciting field, along with some challenges and opportunities, will also be presented.