Conformational study of citrates adsorbed on gold nanoparticles using fourier transform infrared spectroscopy

Priastuti Wulandari, Xinheng Li, Kaoru Tamada, Masahiko Hara

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We investigated the structure of citrates adsorbed on Au nanoparticles (AuNPs) synthesized by the Frens method by Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). We found that physisorbed citrates are stable enough to stay on the surface of AuNPs during purification. The FT-IR spectra of citrates on AuNPs are quite uniquely different from bulk citrates, suggesting the formation of coordination bond between carboxylate group and gold. The shifts of carboxylate vibration modes on AuNPs are larger than that on flat Au substrates, as expected from the stronger dipole field on AuNPs compared with that on flat substrates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-192
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Nonlinear Optical Physics and Materials
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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