Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name




First Advisor

Aroca, R.


Chemistry, Physical.



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The vibrational spectra and the surface-enhanced (resonance) Raman scattering (SERS/SERRS) of a perylene dye containing a terminal NH2 group, n-butylimido, ethyleneamine perylene (PTCD-NH2) have been studied. The infrared, Raman and resonance Raman spectra of the material were recorded and vibrational fundamentals assigned. The vibrational assignments of fundamentals were aided with an ab-initio Hartree-Folk at 6-31G level of theory. Langmuir-Blodgett monolayers of the neat material were fabricated and the pi-A isotherms recorded. Mixed monolayers were also studied for applications in SERBS. The spectra of evaporated thin solid films were obtained and a complete spectroscopic characterization of these films is presented in the thesis. Single molecule detection of PTCD-NH2, adsorbed on colloidal silver and silver island films are investigated using surface enhanced resonance Raman spectroscopy and Langmuir-Blodgett films. (Abstract shortened by UMI.) Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2002 .L46. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 41-04, page: 1086. Adviser: R. Aroca. Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2002.