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Stuart Chalk, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
University of North Florida
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"Applications Of Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) To Chemical Detection"
Spectroscopy 1995 Volume 10, Issue 3 Pages 20-25
Storey, J.M.E.;Barber, T.E.;Shelton, R.D.;Wachter, E.A.;Carron, K.T.;Jiang, Y.

Abstract: lectrochemical surface-enhanced Raman spectrometry (SERS) was used to detect chlorinated hydrocarbons in ground water, in tobacco smoke and aqueous cyanide ions. Hybrid substrate SERS was used for the detection of organic compounds in liquid and gas phases, using a flow-through cell. The experimental protocols were described previously. (Appl Spectrosc., 1994, 48, 1265; Shelton et al., Ibid., 1994, 48, 1007; Wachter et al.,Ibid., 1995, 49, 193; and Barber et al., Ibid., 1994, 48, 1423). The detection limits for hydrocarbons in electrolytes were a few ppm; they were an order of magnitude higher in groundwater. No calibration data are given. The response to cyanide was linear for 10^-100 ppm. The detection limit for nicotine in smoke was 15 ppb (no calibration data given). The advantages and limitations of the methods are discussed and future research directions are outlined.
Cyanide Hydrocarbons, halo Nicotine Raman Review