Comparative Analysis of Methods for Enhancement of the Photostability of CdTe@TGA QD Colloid Solutions

Tsipotan, Aleksey S.; Gerasimova, Marina A.; Polyutov, Sergey P.; Aleksandrovsky, Aleksandr S.; Slabko, Vitaliy V. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B, 121 (23):5876-5881; Doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b03166 JUN 15 2017

The employment of colloid quantum dots in a number of applications is limited by their instability under light irradiation. Additional methods of photostability enhancement of UV+visible-irradiated TGA-stabilized CdTe quantum dots are investigated. Photostability enhancement was observed via either addition of sodium sulphite in the role of chemical oxygen absorber or addition of 1% gelatin, or, finally, by additional stabilization by bovine serum albumine (BSA). The latter method is the most promising, since it not only enhances the quantum dots’ photostability but also makes them more biocompatible and extends the possibilities of their biological applications.

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