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Surface enhanced Raman spectral studies of 2-bromo-1,4-naphthoquinone

Abstract : Silver nanoparticles have been synthesized by a simple and inexpensive solution combustion method with urea as fuel. The structural and morphology of the silver nanoparticles were investigated through X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM) and Energy Dispersion Spectra (EDS) techniques. Structural and morphological results confirmed the nanocrystalline nature of the silver nanoparticles. Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations were also performed to study the ground and excited state behavior of 2-bromo-1,4-naphthoquinone (2-BrNQ) and 2-BrNQ on silver nanoparticles. Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) spectra of 2-BrNQ adsorbed on silver nanoparticles were investigated. The C=O, C-H in-plane bending and C-Br stretching modes were enhanced in SERS spectrum with respect to normal Raman spectrum. The spectral analysis reveals that the 2-BrNQ adsorbed 'stand-on' orientation on the silver surface. Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations are also performed to study the vibrational features of 2-BrNQ molecule and 2-BrNQ molecule on silver surface. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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K. Geetha, M. Umadevi, G. V. Sathe, P. Vanelle, T. Terme, et al.. Surface enhanced Raman spectral studies of 2-bromo-1,4-naphthoquinone. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy [1994-..], Elsevier, 2015, 138, pp.113--119. ⟨10.1016/j.saa.2014.11.009⟩. ⟨hal-01460565⟩



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