Department of Chemical Sciences
School of Natural Sciences

January 18, 2021 at 4.00 pm (via Zoom)

Title :

Synthesis and Applications of Carbon Nano-onins and Carbon dots

Abstract :

The progress of nanotechnology, especially nano-materials based on carbon, has revamped the existing science and technology world. The carbon family has produced tremendous interest due to their varied potential applications since the discovery of fullerenes,1 followed by carbon nanotubes (CNTs),2 carbon nano-onions (CNOs),3 graphene,4 and, most recently, carbon dots.5 The synthesis and applications of fluorescent carbon nano-onions, carbon dots6 in the field of sensors and agriculture will be discussed in this talk. Carbon nano-onions were used as a growth promotor for gram plants.7 Entire life cycle stages of gram plants will be discussed. For the application of sensors, fluorescent carbon dots have been used. These carbon dots selectively detect trinitrophenol.8


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