Melissa F Mrozek

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The compatibility of nonenhanced Raman spectroscopy with chromatographic and mass spectroscopic proteomic sensing is demonstrated for the first time. High-quality normal Raman spectra are derived from protein solutions with concentrations down to 1 microM and 1 fmol of protein nondestructively probed within the excitation laser beam. These results are(More)
This work demonstrates the feasibility of using Raman spectroscopy for the analysis of small quantities of chemically similar oligosaccharides and their mixtures. Raman spectra were obtained from 10-microL aliquots of 1 mM solutions of maltotetraose and/or stachyose after deposition onto an electrochemically roughened silver substrate (and the resulting(More)
The preparation of Pt-group metal films on roughened gold electrodes by utilizing spontaneous redox replacement of an underpotential-deposited (upd) copper or lead monolayer with a Pt-group metal cation solute is described. The resulting films display intense surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) for adsorbates bound to the overlayer and free from(More)
The sensitive detection and characterization of carbohydrates by means of a strategy based on surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy is demonstrated. Spectra are obtained after injecting a small amount of saccharide solution onto a roughened silver substrate, with subsequent deposition of silver colloid. The sensitivity achieved by this two-step approach(More)
A new application of the recently described drop coating deposition Raman (DCDR) method facilitates the segregation and independent spectral characterization of mixture components. The quality of the normal (un-enhanced) Raman spectra are significantly improved as a result of reduced spectral interference from fluorescent impurities and buffer compounds.(More)
Detailed intramolecular vibrational spectra obtained by means of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) for benzonitrile adsorbed on seven electrode surfaces-four Pt-group metals (platinum, palladium, rhodium, and iridium) and the Group IB metals (copper, silver, and gold)-are reported with the aim of exploring the metal-dependent nature of(More)
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