Spectroscopic identification of SAu interaction in cysteine capped gold nanoparticles

Santosh Aryal, B. K.C. Remant, N. Dharmaraj, Narayan Bhattarai, Chi Hun Kim, Hak Yong Kim

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

251 Scopus citations


This study deals with the synthesis of cysteine capped gold nanoparticles with an average size of 12 nm by borohydride reduction and spectroscopic identification of SAu interaction. We have studied the interaction of thiol with gold nanoparticles in aqueous medium by employing UV-vis, Raman, NMR, and FT-IR spectroscopy. The shifting of gold plasmon resonance in the UV-vis spectra shows the stabilization of gold nanoparticles by cysteine. The disappearance of SH stretching in both the IR and Raman spectra and the shifting of the NMR signals of the protons in close proximity to the metal center supported the existence of the SAu interaction in cysteine capped gold nanoparticles. The TEM images shows cysteine capped gold nanoparticles as distinct and spherical entities as compared to free colloidal gold nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-163
Number of pages4
JournalSpectrochimica Acta - Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2006


  • Cysteine
  • Gold nanoparticles
  • Stabilization
  • Thiols

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Spectroscopy


Dive into the research topics of 'Spectroscopic identification of SAu interaction in cysteine capped gold nanoparticles'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this