Janhavi P. Ingale*, Shubham J. Khairnar*, Anil G. Jadhav
Early and easy diagnosis of cancer is important to reduce cancer-related deaths. There are various methods designed to diagnose cancer. Carbon Dots (CDs) have received worldwide attention from the starting of this century and now, they have blossomed in all branches of applied science because of their excellent, physical and chemical properties through the combination of biocompatibilities. Where carbon dots (CD) are most effective in cancer screening. Various nanomaterial is available to detect cancer. Among those nanomaterial CDs have different properties. Some properties of CDs are like low cost of Synthesis or composition, high brightness, cell permeability, high affinity, specificity to target, photostability, good intracellular solubility, high surface area, non-toxicity, good permeability. Carbon Dots (C-dots) are a new category of carbon nanomaterial with a size less than 10 nm. Carbon dots have various applications such as biosensing, screening, imaging, antibacterial, drug delivery and more. The results indicate that the carbon dots produced diffuse in size (average 1.78 nm) and are amorphous and graphitic in nature. Brief details about the carbon dots are provided in this review. Keywords: Cancer, diagnosis, carbon dots, In vivo imaging, nanomaterial, Drug delivery.