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Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy of novel psychoactive substances using polymer-stabilized Ag nanoparticle aggregates

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Abstract

A set of seized “legal high” samples and pure novel psychoactive substances have been examined by surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy using polymer-stabilized Ag nanoparticle (Poly-SERS) films. The films both quenched fluorescence in bulk samples and allowed identification of μg quantities of drugs collected with wet swabs from contaminated surfaces.

Graphical abstract: Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy of novel psychoactive substances using polymer-stabilized Ag nanoparticle aggregates

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The article was received on 11 Aug 2015, accepted on 26 Oct 2015 and first published on 27 Oct 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06745F
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Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 493-496

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    Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy of novel psychoactive substances using polymer-stabilized Ag nanoparticle aggregates

    W. W. Y. Lee, V. A. D. Silverson, L. E. Jones, Y. C. Ho, N. C. Fletcher, M. McNaul, K. L. Peters, S. J. Speers and S. E. J. Bell, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 493
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CC06745F

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