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Title: Electronic and Vibrational Properties of meso -Tetraphenylporphyrin on Silver Substrates

The electronic and vibrational properties of meso-tetraphenylporphyrin (mtpp) on silver substrates are investigated using UV–vis and surface-enhanced resonance Raman scattering (SERRS) spectroscopy. Whereas the vibrational signatures associated with the tetrapyrrole backbone exhibit minor variations throughout sequences of consecutively recorded SERRS spectra, the C=C stretching vibrational modes localized on the meso-phenyl moieties of mtpp exhibit noticeable intensity fluctuations, masked in the average SERRS response. Finally, we attribute the observed vibrational-state-specific blinking events to conformational changes in mtpp, namely, torsional flexibility which mediates the coupling between the π-framework of the meso-phenyls and the underlying metal substrate.
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Journal ID: ISSN 1089-5639; KC0301020
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Journal Article
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Journal Name: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A, Molecules, Spectroscopy, Kinetics, Environment, and General Theory; Journal Volume: 118; Journal Issue: 37
American Chemical Society
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US)
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United States