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Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectra of Aza-aromatics on Nanocrystals of Metallic $ReO_3$

Biswas, Kanishka and Bhat, SV and Rao, CNR (2007) Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectra of Aza-aromatics on Nanocrystals of Metallic $ReO_3$. In: Journal of Physical Chemistry, 111 (15). pp. 5689-5693.

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Surface-enhanced Raman spectra (SERS) of pyridine have been investigated on the surfaces of the metallic $ReO_3$ nanocrystals with diameters in the range of 12-32.5 nm. On $ReO_3$ nanocrystal surfaces, the Raman bands of pyridine generally shift toward lower frequencies, accompanied by enhancement of intensity. The frequency shift does not vary with particle size, but band intensification is highest with the 17 nm nanocrystals. The study establishes how an oxide metal can be employed equally effectively to observe SERS of molecules. On the basis of the success with the study of pyridine, we have extended the study to SERS of pyrimidine and pyrazine on 17 nm $ReO_3$ nanocrystals. The SERS effect observed in the three aza-aromatics demonstrates the presence of bonding interaction between the $ReO_3$ surface and the adsorbed molecules.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Physical Chemistry
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Chemical Society .
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:38
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/11632

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