Synthesis of silver nanoparticles with polyols under reflux and microwave irradiation conditions
Four polyols were used as stabilisers to synthesise silver nanospheres under reflux and microwave irradiation conditions. The nanoparticles were covered with a protective up to 10 nm silicon dioxide shell. The shell-isolated nanoparticle-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SHINERS) technique was used to analyse the self-assembled monolayer of 4-mercaptobenzoic acid (4-MBA) by applying the produced silver core-silica shell nanoparticles. The article provides a detailed description of the synthesis, analysis and application of the nanoparticles based on UV/Vis, HR-TEM and SHINERS data.