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Enhancement of Antibacterial Capability of Cotton Textiles Coated with TiO2–SiO2 or Chitosan Using Hydrophobization
Journal of the Chinese Chemical Society (2017)
  • Yetria Rilda, University of Andalas
  • Reza Safitri, University of Andalas
  • Anthoni Agustien, University of Andalas
  • Nasril Nazir, University of Andalas
  • Achmad Syafiuddin, University Technology Malaysia
  • Hadi Nur, University Technology Malaysia
Since textiles have a porous and hydrophilic structure, they are ideal substrates for the settlement and growth of pathogenic bacteria. Therefore, fabrication of hydrophobic textiles to reduce their humidity has the potential to inhibit the growth of bacteria. On this basis, we report here an improvement of the antibacterial capability of textiles coated with TiO2–SiO2/chitosan using hydrophobization. Synthesis of TiO2–SiO2 clusters with chitosan was carried out using the sol–gel technique. In addition, hydrophobization of the textiles using hexadecyltrimethoxysilane (HDTMS) was carried out using a dip-spin coating method. In addition, their characteristics were examined using X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), UV–vis diffuse reflectance spectra (UV-DRS), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), water contact angle, and antibacterial activity. XRD, SEM, UV-DRS, FTIR, and water contact angle confirmed the physical and chemical properties of the modified textiles. In summary, the present work shows that the hydrophobization of textiles using HDTMS can enhance the antibacterial capability of cotton textiles.
  • Titanium dioxide,
  • Silicon dioxide,
  • Hexadecyltrimethoxysilane,
  • Hydrophobization
Publication Date
Spring March 5, 2017
Citation Information
Yetria Rilda, Reza Safitri, Anthoni Agustien, Nasril Nazir, et al.. "Enhancement of Antibacterial Capability of Cotton Textiles Coated with TiO2–SiO2 or Chitosan Using Hydrophobization" Journal of the Chinese Chemical Society Vol. 64 (2017) p. 1347 - 1353
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