pH effects on molecular adsorption and solvation of p-nitrophenol at silica/aqueous interfaces.

Resonance-enhanced second-harmonic generation (SHG) was used to examine the effects of solution pH and surface charge on para-nitrophenol (pNP) adsorption to silica/aqueous interfaces. During the early stages of monolayer formation, SHG spectra of interfacial pNP showed a single resonant excitation wavelength at approximately 313 nm regardless of solution… (More)