Potential Application of Surface-Enhanced Vibration Spectroscopy Techniques in Analysis of a Chamomilla vulgaris Pre¬paration
a Department of Analytical Chemistry, b Department of Physical Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague
The extracts of a homeopathic Chamomilla vulgaris preparation and chamomile tea were analyzed by surface-enhanced Raman scattering and surface-enhanced IR spectroscopies. The aqueous or methanolic extracts were deposited on nanostructured, electrochemically prepared Au surfaces. Only saccharose was identified reliably in homeopathic sample. The presence of other component is evident but they could not be identified.
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