Raman spectra of zinc phthalocyanine monolayers absorbed on glassy carbon and gold electrodes by application of a confocal Raman microspectrometer

B.J. Palys-Staron, G.J. Puppels, D.M.W. van den Ham, D. Feil

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    Abstract

    Raman spectra of zinc phthalocyanine monolayers, adsorbed on gold and on glassy carbon surfaces (electrodes), are presented. These spectra have been recorded with the electrodes inside and outside an electrochemical cell filled with an aqueous electrolyte. A confocal Raman microspectrometer was used. It was demonstrated that, because this spectrometer uses low laser intensifies, no damage of the monolayer occurred. The results show that the interaction of the phthalocyanine molecule with gold differs from that with glassy carbon. Because the laser excitation wavelength (660 nm) coincides with a UV-visible absorption band (Q band), a strong resonance- enhanced Raman spectrum was obtained. No signs of surface enhancement (surface-enhanced Raman scattering) effects were detected.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)105-112
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of electroanalytical chemistry
    Volume0
    Issue number326
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1992

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