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Similar experiment was carried out using Au-nanoparticles-based substrate . Various fields of biosensing make use of so called nanotags: nanoparticles providing Raman enhancement for molecules adsorbed on them. Having labelled a biomolecule of interest with such a nanotag, one may be able to detect it indirectly: SERS spectrum of a molecular dye adsorbed on a tag indicates presence of the studied analyte. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) biosensor based on such nanolabels was demonstrated by Li et al.
91] with kind permission of the American Chemical Society. Copyright 2008, American Chemical Society) SERS spectra. Another example that confirms sensitivity of the SERS spectra to chirality is recognition of phenylalanine enantiomers by the enantiomeric cysteine monolayer deposited on a silver support  and SERS evidence for chiral discrimination in intermolecular interactions between adsorbed methionine molecules . Further exploration of the stereospecificity of SERS may open new possibilities of applications of SERS spectroscopy in optical sensors of chiral biomolecules.
If one is already acquainted with Raman spectroscopy and knows Raman spectra of investigated molecules, it might be tempting to compare them to SERS spectra. However, they may—and usually they do—differ. Due to adsorption onto the metal surface, energies of molecular vibrations change which leads to modification of the Raman shift of certain bands. Furthermore, selection rules that apply to electromagnetic and charge transfer mechanisms of surface enhancement make some vibrational modes selectively enhanced, dependent on the relative contribution of each mechanism to total enhancement .