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Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy in the presence of hydroquinone assisted by gold nanorods
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Paper Abstract

Hydroquinone is an aromatic organic molecule found in skin lightening creams for dermatological melasma treatment. The absorbance of this substance at high concentrations can be the cause of skin diseases. Nowadays most of the methods used for medical diagnosis for dermatological diseases consist on invasive methods such as biopsies. In recent years non-invasive techniques based on the properties of light and the interaction with biological samples have come to a new way for medical diagnosis. By means of Raman spectroscopy is of great interest the detection of hydroquinone for future medical applications. Due to the low Raman signal that the biological samples present, it is necessary to make use of nanotechnology. Making biosensors (SERS substrates) that allow us to amplify the electromagnetic field for the biological Raman signals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 2017
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10352, Biosensing and Nanomedicine X, 103520Y (29 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2274505
Show Author Affiliations
R. Cabrera Alonso, Lab. Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología de Terahertz (Mexico)
Edgar Guevara, Lab. Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología de Terahertz (Mexico)
Miguel G. Ramírez Elías, Univ. Autónoma de San Luis Potosí (Mexico)
Francisco Javier González, Lab. Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología de Terahertz (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10352:
Biosensing and Nanomedicine X
Hooman Mohseni; Massoud H. Agahi; Manijeh Razeghi, Editor(s)

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