Interpretation of sum frequency generation vibrational spectra of interfacial proteins by the thin film model

Jie Wang, Zoltan Paszti, Mark A. Even, Zhan Chen

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Abstract

To interpret sum frequency generation (SFG) vibrational spectra collected from adsorbed protein molecules using structures of the interfaciai proteins, the thin film model has been evaluated both theoreticaliy and experimentally. The calculations indicate that nonlocal contributions to SFG spectra of interfaciai proteins usually can be ignored. The experimental results indicate that for some polarization combinations, such as ssp and sps, local field variations across the adsorbed protein layer will not substantially affect SFG signals. Therefore, SFG spectra collected from adsorbed protein molecules are generally dominated by the electric-dipole contribution. From such spectra, quantitative structural or conformation information about interfaciai proteins can be deduced using the thin film model. As an example, we analyzed the orientation distribution of the methyl groups of BSA molecules at different interfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3625-3632
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Volume108
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Mar 18 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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