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Infrared Detection of a Phenylboronic Acid Terminated Alkane Thiol Monolayer on Gold Surfaces



S H. Brewer, A M. Allen, S E. Lappi, T L. Chasse, Kimberly Briggman, C B. Gorman, S Franzen


Polarization modulation infrared reflectance absorption spectroscopy(PM-IRRAS)andinfrared reflectance absorption spectroscopy (IRRAS) have been used to characterize the formation of a self-assembled monolayer of N-(3-dihydroxyborylphenyl)-11-mercaptoundecanamide) (abbreviated PBA) on a gold surface and the subsequent binding of various sugars to the PBA adlayer through the phenylboronic acid moiety to form a phenylboronate ester. Vibrationally resonant sum frequency generation (VR-SFG) spectroscopy confirmed the ordering of the substituted phenyl groups of thePBAadlayer on the gold surface. Solution FTIR spectra and density functional theory were used to confirm the identity of the observed vibrational modes on the gold surface of PBA with and without bound sugar. The detection of the binding of glucose on the gold surface was confirmed in part by the presence of a C-O stretching mode of glucose and the observed O-H stretching mode of glucose that is shifted in position relative to the O-H stretching mode of boronic acid. An IR marker mode was also observed at 1734 cm^-1 upon the binding of glucose. Additionally, changes in the peak profile of the B-O stretching band were observed upon binding, confirming formation of a phenylboronate ester on the gold surface. The binding of mannose and lactose were also detected primarily through the IR marker mode at approx. 1736 to 1742 cm^-1 depending on the identity of the bound sugar.
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alkanethiol monolayer, biosensors, glucose detection, infrared spectroscopy, self-assembled monolayer, sum frequency generstion spectroscopy, surface assays


Brewer, S. , Allen, A. , Lappi, S. , Chasse, T. , Briggman, K. , Gorman, C. and Franzen, S. (2004), Infrared Detection of a Phenylboronic Acid Terminated Alkane Thiol Monolayer on Gold Surfaces, Langmuir, [online], (Accessed June 14, 2024)


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Created May 31, 2004, Updated October 12, 2021