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Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Report

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Analytical Chemistry | Chemistry | Materials Chemistry


Funds were requested to support two students to investigate: 1) the development of sol-gel based materials containing graphene oxide (GO) and tetrapropylorthotitanate (TPOT) with and without silver-nanoparticles (NP) as possible chemical sensors by observing surface enhanced Raman spectroscopic (SERS) changes in graphene oxide or reduced graphene trapped within the materials, and 2) the development of silver coated NP materials with SERS active TAG molecules as possible drug delivery systems in collaboration with Dr. Brian Gilbert. Luis Perez-Morales was the lead student investigator on the first project, and Fatima Falcon Ontiveros was the lead student investigator on the second project. These projects build upon my previous research involving the development of new host materials for chemically active probes that can be used as sensors. The goals of this project were twofold: 1) to develop new SERS actively labeled NP materials, and 2) to investigate the spectroscopic changes that can be detected by SERS in different environments that may lead to possible sensors or drug delivery applications.


This research was conducted as part of a Linfield College Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Grant in 2018, funded by the Office of Academic Affairs.

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