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Rationally designed SERS active silica coated silver nanoparticles

Rocks, Louise and Faulds, Karen and Graham, Duncan (2011) Rationally designed SERS active silica coated silver nanoparticles. Chemical Communications (London), 47 (15). pp. 4415-4417. ISSN 0009-241X

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Abstract

A reproducible method for the successful silica coating of silver nanoparticles is reported. A selection of tri-functional reporter molecules were designed to allow controlled synthesis of silica shelled, dye coded, SERS active silver nanoparticles.