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      Antibacterial activity; in situ fabrication; polyester fabric; silver nanoparticle.

    • Abstract

       

      Metallization is one of the finishing processes in textile treatment that can produce multifunctional effects. The present study dealt with the development of an antibacterial polyester-knitted fabric via facile and green impregnation of silver nanoparticles (SNPs). This was done by applying a polymeric foundation on the polyesterknitted fabric by simply dip-coating in the aqueous solution of dopamine. Then the SNPs were in situ fabricated and impregnated on the surface of polydopamine-modified polyester-knitted fabric in an aqueous solution of AgNO$_3$ at room temperature. Thus, a multi-functional finishing of polyester-knitted fabric was done. The Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy was done to confirm the polymer attachment. Scanning electron microscopy equipped withenergy dispersive X-ray was done to confirm the presence of SNPs on treated fabric. The crystallography of the treated surface was examined by X-ray diffraction. The antibacterial properties of treated fabrics against broadspectrum bacterial strains were investigated and found significant.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      ZULFIQAR ALI RAZA1 ASMA REHMAN2 FAIZA ANWAR1 ADIL USMAN1

      1. Chemistry Research Laboratory, National Textile University, Faisalabad 37610, Pakistan
      2. National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Faisalabad 557, Pakistan
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  • Bulletin of Materials Science | News

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