Uric acid

SERS spectra of Uric Acid

Silver SERS Substrates


SERS spectra of Uric Acid collected by researchers from University of Trieste. Spectra collected using Silver SERSitive substrates
Uric acid is a heterocyclic compound of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and hydrogen with the formula C5H4N4O3. It forms ions and salts known as urates and acid urates, such as ammonium acid urate. Uric acid is a product of the metabolic breakdown of purine nucleotides, and it is a normal component of urine. High blood concentrations of uric acid can lead to gout and are associated with other medical conditions, including diabetes and the formation of ammonium acid urate kidney stones (Wikipedia).

Laser wavelength: 785 nm
Laser power: 10 mW
Integration time: 5 seconds
Raman Spectrometer: B&WTEK
Lens magnification: 50x
Sampling method: Drop
Substrate used: Silver Substrate (interchangeably you can use also Silver-Gold Hybrid)