Anti-Bacterial Property of Tussah Silk Fabric by Nano-Titanium Dioxide and Chitosan Modification

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In order to increase the anti-bacterail property of tussah silk fabric, a nano-material dispersion system contained titanium dioxide nano-particles, chitosan, 1,2,3,4-butane tetracarboxylic acid, sodium monophosphate and surfactants was prepared. The particles in the dispersion solution have a narrow particle size distribution with average particle diameter of approximately 40 nm. Tussah silk fabric was then modified with the dispersion system using a conventional pad-dry-cure method. The structure of the modified tussah silk was characterized by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The anti-bacterial efficiency of the treated tussah silk fabric with the dispersion system at a concentration of 0.2% nano-titanium dioxide and 0.5% chitosan showed over 99% of bacterial reduction against the Staphylococcus aureus(S. aureus) and gram-negative bacterium Escherichia Coli (E. Coli). In addition, the anti-bacterial reduction was maintained over 90% even after being exposed to 20 consecutive launderings.

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Rui Wang and Huawu Liu

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330-333

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.331.330

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Y. H. Lu and Z. M. Liu, "Anti-Bacterial Property of Tussah Silk Fabric by Nano-Titanium Dioxide and Chitosan Modification", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 331, pp. 330-333, 2011

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September 2011

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