Facile dental resin composites with tunable fluorescence by tailoring Cd-free quantum dots

Po Hsiang Chuang, Yen Jung Lai, Chun Che Lin, Tong Mei Wang, Heesun Yang, Li Deh Lin, Ru Shi Liu

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Abstract

Non-toxic indium phosphide (InP) quantum dots (QDs) were synthesized by the solvothermal method and then embedded into dental resin to tune the emission color of the resin. Cell viability was investigated with a 3-(4,5- dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay and a reactive oxygen species (ROS) assay to evaluate biological applications. The results clearly indicate that employing InP QDs in creating dental resin composites allows for the fabrication of restorative materials with biocompatible fluorescence properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16639-16645
Number of pages7
JournalRSC Advances
Volume3
Issue number37
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 7 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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    Chuang, P. H., Lai, Y. J., Lin, C. C., Wang, T. M., Yang, H., Lin, L. D., & Liu, R. S. (2013). Facile dental resin composites with tunable fluorescence by tailoring Cd-free quantum dots. RSC Advances, 3(37), 16639-16645. https://doi.org/10.1039/c3ra41896k