Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy of half-mustard agent

Douglas A. Stuart, Kevin B. Biggs, Richard P. Van Duyne*

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The detection and identification of chemical warfare agents is an important analytical goal. Herein, it is demonstrated that 2-chloroethyl ethyl sulfide (half-mustard, CEES) can be successfully analysed using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). A critical component in this detection system is the fabrication of a robust, yet highly enhancing, sensor surface. Recent advances in substrate fabrication and in the fundamental understanding of the SERS phenomenon enable the development of improved substrates for practical SERS applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)568-572
Number of pages5
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry


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