The electronic and molecular structure, as well as the chemical nature of noble metal (silver, gold) nanoparticles (AgNPs, AuNPs) stabilized by the negatively charged hydrophilic organic thiol Sodium 3-mercapto-1-propanesulfonate (3-MPS) has been probed combining Synchrotron Radiation-induced X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (SR-XPS) and Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS). Complementary information about the electronic, chemical and molecular structure is obtained combining SERS and XPS data, allowing to evidence structural similarities and differences related to the noble metal choice. These results coherently suggest the effective 3-MPS chemical absorption onto the nanoparticle surface, which allows to obtain a stable and biocompatible system, suitable for ad hoc further functionalization as required for several applications in biotechnology. It was observed that the NPs molecular overlayer is made up by covalent bonds between thiols and metallic surface atoms, without degradation of the molecule. The metals SR-XPS spectra analysis collected on the silver and gold nanoparticles points out a small surface to volume atomic percent ratio, as a consequence of the NPs size (≥ 5 nm). Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) spectroscopy was employed for the investigation of the NP molecular conjugation. SERS spectra acquired on the capped Ag and AuNPs are in very good agreement and suggest that the same organic layer is covering the NPs. The conjugation with 3-MPS is confirmed by comparing SERS data with the conventional Raman signature of the ligand. The reproducibility of SERS measurements overall points out the high purity and homogeneity of the system and the good integrity of the organic capping layer.

Carlini, L., Fasolato, C., Postorino, P., Fratoddi, I., Venditti, I., Testa, G., et al. (2017). Comparison between Silver and Gold Nanoparticles Stabilized with Negatively Charged Hydrophilic Thiols: SR-XPS and SERS as Probes for Structural Differences and Similarities. COLLOIDS AND SURFACES. A, PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING ASPECTS [10.1016/j.colsurfa.2017.05.045].

Comparison between Silver and Gold Nanoparticles Stabilized with Negatively Charged Hydrophilic Thiols: SR-XPS and SERS as Probes for Structural Differences and Similarities

CARLINI, LAURA
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Venditti, Iole;BATTOCCHIO, CHIARA
2017-01-01

Abstract

The electronic and molecular structure, as well as the chemical nature of noble metal (silver, gold) nanoparticles (AgNPs, AuNPs) stabilized by the negatively charged hydrophilic organic thiol Sodium 3-mercapto-1-propanesulfonate (3-MPS) has been probed combining Synchrotron Radiation-induced X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (SR-XPS) and Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS). Complementary information about the electronic, chemical and molecular structure is obtained combining SERS and XPS data, allowing to evidence structural similarities and differences related to the noble metal choice. These results coherently suggest the effective 3-MPS chemical absorption onto the nanoparticle surface, which allows to obtain a stable and biocompatible system, suitable for ad hoc further functionalization as required for several applications in biotechnology. It was observed that the NPs molecular overlayer is made up by covalent bonds between thiols and metallic surface atoms, without degradation of the molecule. The metals SR-XPS spectra analysis collected on the silver and gold nanoparticles points out a small surface to volume atomic percent ratio, as a consequence of the NPs size (≥ 5 nm). Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) spectroscopy was employed for the investigation of the NP molecular conjugation. SERS spectra acquired on the capped Ag and AuNPs are in very good agreement and suggest that the same organic layer is covering the NPs. The conjugation with 3-MPS is confirmed by comparing SERS data with the conventional Raman signature of the ligand. The reproducibility of SERS measurements overall points out the high purity and homogeneity of the system and the good integrity of the organic capping layer.
2017
Carlini, L., Fasolato, C., Postorino, P., Fratoddi, I., Venditti, I., Testa, G., et al. (2017). Comparison between Silver and Gold Nanoparticles Stabilized with Negatively Charged Hydrophilic Thiols: SR-XPS and SERS as Probes for Structural Differences and Similarities. COLLOIDS AND SURFACES. A, PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING ASPECTS [10.1016/j.colsurfa.2017.05.045].
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