Chinese Journal of Polymer Science

, Volume 36, Issue 5, pp 555–562 | Cite as

Fluorescence Retention of Organosilane-polymerized Carbon Dots Inverse Opals in CuCl Suspension

  • Ping-Ping Wu
  • Jun-Chao Liu
  • Zheng Xie
  • Jin-Shan Guo
  • Jing-Xia Wang
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A novel and fluorescence retention inverse opal has been achieved from organosilane-polymerized carbon dots (SiCDs), which is prepared via infiltrating SiCD solution into the interstice of photonic crystal (PC) template, low temperature treatment, heating polymerization and removing the colloidal template. The as-prepared SiCD inverse opals demonstrate close-cell structure, which is completely different from conventional open-cell structure. Then the fluorescence signal of as-prepared sample keeps almost unchanged in CuCl suspension while the fluorescence of SiCD solution can be quenched by CuCl suspension through an effective electron transfer process. This phenomenon can be attributed to the combined effect of high hydrostatic pressure in the pore structure, stable crosslinking network and fluorescence enhancement by PC structure. The SiCD inverse opals have advantages of unique close-cell structure, easy preparation and good repeatability that give an important insight into the design and manufacture of novel and advanced optical devices.


Carbon dots Inverse opals Close-cell structure Fluorescence retention Inorganic salt solution 


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This work was financially supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (Nos. 2016YFA0200803 and 2016YFB0402004), and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 51673207 and 51373183).

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Fluorescence Retention of Organosilane-polymerized Carbon Dots Inverse Opals in CuCl Suspension


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Polymer Science and Engineering, College of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringLanzhou UniversityLanzhouChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Bio-inspired Materials and Interface Sciences, Technical Institute of Physics and ChemistryChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technique Institute of Physics and ChemistryChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  4. 4.Laboratory of Bioinspired materials, School of Future TechnologyUniversity of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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