Ambient Complexation Reaction of Zinc Acetate and Ascorbic acid Leads to a New Form of Nanoscale Particles with Emergent Optical Properties

26 August 2019, Version 1
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We report room temperature complexation reaction mediated formation of luminescent nanoscale particles from an aqueous mixture of ascorbic acid and zinc acetate.


ascorbic acid
zinc acetate
complexation reaction


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