Journal of Fluorescence

, Volume 24, Issue 6, pp 1767–1773 | Cite as

Synthesis of Carbon Dots from Kitchen Waste: Conversion of Waste to Value Added Product

  • A. L. Himaja
  • P S. Karthik
  • B. Sreedhar
  • Surya Prakash Singh


Synthesis of Carbon dots (C-dots) from bio-degradable waste is a much researched subject now-a-days. The demand for green chemistry and cost-effectiveness lead us to synthesize C-dots from kitchen waste. Nanometer sized carbon particles with unique optical properties were observed during the study. A simplistic approach was used for the synthesis which converted the waste materials into value-added products. Several different analyses were carried out on the obtained product which showed pristine results in comparison with the previous results.


Carbon nanomaterials Carbon dots Green chemistry Bio-compatible Fluorescence 



Authors thank to Dr. V.J. Rao for UV and PL measurements. SPS thanks to XII FY CSIR-INTELCOAT (CSC0114) for financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. L. Himaja
    • 1
  • P S. Karthik
    • 1
  • B. Sreedhar
    • 1
  • Surya Prakash Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Inorganic and Physical Chemistry DivisionCSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical TechnologyHyderabadIndia

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