Seeking a Au-C stretch on gold nanoparticles with 13C-labeled N-heterocyclic carbenes

Isabel M. Jensen, Shayanta Chowdhury, Gaohe Hu, Lasse Jensen, Jon P. Camden, David M. Jenkins

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Gold nanoparticles were functionalized with natural abundance and 13C-labeled N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) to investigate the Au-C stretch. A combinatorial approach of surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) and density-functional theory (DFT) calculations highlighted vibrational modes significantly impacted by isotopic labeling at the carbene carbon. Critically, no isotopically-impacted stretching mode showed majority Au-C character.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14524-14527
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number98
StatePublished - Nov 15 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Catalysis
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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