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Photon-driven charge transfer and Herzberg-Teller vibronic coupling mechanism in surface-enhanced Raman scattering of p-aminothiophenol adsorbed on coinage metal surfaces: a density functional theory study.
J Chem Phys ; 135(13): 134707, 2011 Oct 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-21992335
ABSTRACT
The chemical enhancement effects in surface-enhanced Raman scattering of p-aminothiophenol (PATP, it is also called p-mercaptoaniline or p-aminobenzenthiol) adsorbed on coinage metal surfaces with single thiol end or trapped into metal-molecule-metal junctions with both thiol and amino groups have been studied by density functional theory (DFT). We focus on the influence of photon-driven charge transfer (PDCT) and chemical bonding interaction (ground-state charge transfer) on the intensity enhancement and frequency shift in the surface Raman spectra of PATP. For comparison, the electronic structures and transitions of free PATP are studied first. The simulated pre-resonance UV Raman spectra illustrate that b(2) modes can be selectively enhanced via vibronic coupling. The fundamentals of all the b(2) modes in the frequency range of 1000 to 1650 cm(-1) are assigned in detail. For PATP adsorbed on coinage metals, the time-dependent-DFT calculations indicate that the low-lying CT excited state arises from the π bonding orbital of molecule to the antibonding s orbital of metallic clusters. Our results further show that the PDCT resonance-like Raman scattering mechanism enhances the totally symmetric vibrational modes and the NH(2) wagging vibration. Finally, the effect of chemical bonding interaction is also investigated. The amino group binding to metals gives a characteristic band of the NH(2) wagging mode with the large blueshift frequency and an intense Raman signal.

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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Idioma: Inglês Revista: J Chem Phys Ano de publicação: 2011 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: China