标题：Cysteamine-Modified Silver Nanoparticle Aggregates for Quantitative SERS Sensing of Pentachlorophenol with a Portable Raman Spectrometer
作者：Xiaohong Jiang;Min Yang;Yanjing Meng
作者机构：[Jiang, X] Department of Chemistry, Ministry of Education, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China;[ Yang, M] Department of Chemistry, Ministry of Ed 更多
通讯作者地址：[Jiang, W]Shandong Univ, Dept Chem, Minist Educ, Key Lab Colloid & Interface Chem, Jinan 250100, Peoples R China.
来源：ACS applied materials & interfaces
关键词：cysteamine;silver nanoparticle aggregates;quantitative;surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy;pentachlorophenol
摘要：Cysteamine-modified silver nanoparticle aggregates has been fabricated for pentachlorophenol (PCP) sensing by surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) using a portable Raman spectrometer. The cysteamine monolayers could preconcentrate PCP close to the substrate surface through the electrostatic interaction, which makes the SERS detection of PCP possible. Moreover, the Raman bands of cysteamine could be used as the internal spectral reference in the quantitative analysis. Qualitative detection of PCP was carried out by SERS without any sample pretreatment. Quantitative analysis of PCP was further realized based on the prepared substrate, as the log—log plot of normalized SERS intensity of PCP versus its concentrations exhibits a good linear relationship. The SERS signals collected on 20 randomly selected points show that the relative standard deviation of the normalized Raman intensity is 5.8%, which indicates the substrate had good uniformity. The PCP sensor also shows good long-term stability in the analyte solution. The substrate was cyclic immersed into PCP and methanol solution, after several cycles, the sensor still had good adsorption to PCP, which revealed the sensor has good reusability. Coupling with a portable Raman spectrometer, the cysteamine-modified silver nanoparticle aggregates have the potential to be used for in situ and routine SERS analysis of PCP in environmental samples.