Electric Field-induced Charge Transfer of (Bu4N)2[Ru(dcbpyH)2-(NCS)2] on Gold, Silver, and Copper Electrode Surfaces Investigated by Means of Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering

2007 Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (Print)  
The potential-induced charge transfer of the dye (Bu 4 N) 2 [Ru(dcbpyH) 2 -(NCS) 2 ] (N719) on Au, Ag, and Cu electrode surfaces has been examined by surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) in the applied voltage range between 0.0 and −0.8 V. N719 is assumed to have a relatively perpendicular geometry with its bipyridine ring on the metal surfaces. A strong appearance of the carboxylate band at ~1370 cm −1 indicates that the carboxyl group will likely be deprotonated on the metal surfaces. As
more » ... metal surfaces. As the electric potential is shifted from -0.8 to 0.0 V, the ν(NCS) band at ~2100 cm −1 on the electrode surfaces appears to undergo a shift in frequency and intensity change. This indicated that the charge transfer between the dye and metal electrode surfaces had occurred. Electric-field-dependent charge transfer differs somewhat depending on the type of metal surfaces as suggested from the dissimilar frequency positions of the ν(NCS) band.
doi:10.5012/bkcs.2007.28.8.1405 fatcat:cjvqdy7hh5gs7i7wqctclaxkuu