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Resonance Raman Analysis of Fluorescent Compounds Using Micellar Solutions and Ultraviolet Laser Excitation

Volume 41, Number 5 (July 1987) Page 771-773

Spino, Larry A.; Armstrong, Daniel W.; Alak, Ala M.; Vo-Dinh, Tuan


Micelles composed of specifically functionalized surfactants can be used to great advantage in resonance Raman spectroscopy. In addition to circumventing the problem of luminescence background, micelles allow the use of aqueous solvents which stabilize labile species and improve the signal-to-noise ratio. The first examples of micelle-mediated resonance Raman analysis of fluorescent compounds using ultraviolet excitation are given.