Tri-sodium citrate stabilized gold nanocubes for plasmonic glucose sensing
in: Materials Letters (2021)
We report a two-step process for the immobilization of gold nanocubes (Au-NCs) on a glass surface using a combination of extraction and exchange reaction using poly (sodium 4-styrenesulfonate) (PSS) and trisodium citrate (TSC). Cetyltrimethylammonium chloride (CTAC) stabilized gold nanocubes (CTAC/Au-NCs) synthesized by a microfluidic synthesis procedure were successfully deposited on silane-modified glass substrate after extraction of excess CTAC using chloroform followed by exchange of CTAC to TSC on the surface of Au-NCs. Further, TSC/Au-NCs were found to be highly stable and suitable for microfluidic sensing of different glucose concentrations using localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) spectroscopy offering an improved sensitivity (126.37 nm/RIU).