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SYNTHESIS OF AN ANTIMICROBIAL TEXTILE COATING
Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • William M. Morris, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Date
12-2011
Degree Name
BS in Biochemistry
Department
Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
Advisor(s)
Raymond H. Fernando
Abstract
A titania nanosol was synthesized and coated onto nylon/cotton blended textile substrates. The substrates were characterized via SEM for adhesion and nanoparticle formation, then subjected to antimicrobial efficacy tests. The titania nanosol was successfully coated on to textiles samples. Particles were observed to be around 2 by 3 micrometers and formed between the interstitial space of textile fibers. Although larger than typical nanoparticles, the coatings exhibited what seemed to be antimicrobial activity. Titania nanosol coated textile samples were subjected to Kirby Bauer Assay in the presence of S. aureus. The coated textile sample exhibited an inhibition of growth around its edges while the uncoated sample encouraged growth. A post-antibiotic effect was observed to be 1.2 hours on S. aureus when exposed to the titania coated textile.
Citation Information
William M. Morris. "SYNTHESIS OF AN ANTIMICROBIAL TEXTILE COATING" (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/william_morris/1/