Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C, ascorbate, L-ascorbic acid)

SERS spectrum of L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)

10-3 M

S-Silver hydrophilic

Distilled water


Vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid and ascorbate) is a vitamin found in various foods and sold as a dietary supplement. It is used to prevent and treat scurvy. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient involved in the repair of tissue and the enzymatic production of certain neurotransmitters. It is required for the functioning of several enzymes and is important for an immune system function. It also functions as an antioxidant.

The graph shows the SERS spectrum of 10-3 M aqueous solution of L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) on S-Silver hydrophilic substrate.

Laser wavelength: 785 nm
Laser power: 20 mW
Integration time: 4 seconds
Raman Spectrometer: B&WTEK
Lens magnification: 50x
Sampling method: immersion
The substrate used: S-Silver hydrophilic (interchangeably, you can use one of our substrates)