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Langmuir. 2006 Jul 18;22(15):6562-9.

Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy of dodecanethiol-bound silver nanoparticles at the liquid/liquid interface.

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  • 1Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043, Japan.

Abstract

Adsorption and domain formation of dodecanethiol (DT)-bound silver nanoparticles (SNPs) at the cyclohexane/water interface were studied by means of total internal reflection (TIR) light scattering microscopy and TIR surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). By the TIR light scattering microscopy, the extent of the interfacial adsorption and domain formation of SNP was observed, which was produced by the reaction between citrate-reduced SNPs in the aqueous phase and DT in the cyclohexane phase. The Raman spectra of DT on SNP showed that the relative intensity ratios of gauche to trans conformers in the nu(C-S) band region decreased with the increase of the initial concentration of DT, suggesting the change from the liquidlike structure to the solidlike structure of the DT. The residue of the negative charges on the SNPs at the interface was detected by the resonance SERS (SERRS) peaks of the adsorbed cationic porphyrin, 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(N-methylpyridinium-4-yl)-21H,23H-porphine (TMPyP). The efficiency of the interfacial SNPs domains as a SERS substrate for TMPyP strongly depended on the adsorption state of the DT.

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