Detection of Nitro Polynuclear Aromatic Compounds by Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectrometry

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The various nitro polynuclear aromatic compounds, Including 1-nitropyrene, 9-nitroanthracene 2-nitronaphthalene, and 2-nitrofluorene have been investigated by use of the surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectrometry technique. Silver-coated substrates consisting of latex spheres on glass and filter paper and prolate SlO2 posts on posts on quartz were used. The limit of detection of 1-nitropyrene was found to be 0.3 ng. The SERS signals were enhanced over conventional Raman signals by a factor of 5 X 106 to 9 X 106 for 1-nitropyrene adsorbed on various SERS-active substrates. The production and practicality of SERS-active substrates with glass, paper, and quartz supports are discussed. © 1986, American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Enlow, PD; Buncick, M; Warmack, RJ; Vo-Dinh, T

Published Date

  • January 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 58 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1119 - 1123

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-6882

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-2700

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/ac00297a031

Citation Source

  • Scopus