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Functionalization of Silk with In-Situ Synthesized Platinum Nanoparticles

National Engineering Laboratory for Advanced Yarn and Fabric Formation and Clean Production, Wuhan Textile University, Wuhan 430073, China
Hubei Collaborative Innovation Center for Advanced Organic Chemical Materials and Ministry-of-Education Key Laboratory for the Synthesis and Application of Organic Functional Molecules and College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hubei University, Wuhan 430062, China
Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Geelong, VIC 3216, Australia
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Materials 2018, 11(10), 1929;
Received: 21 August 2018 / Revised: 3 October 2018 / Accepted: 6 October 2018 / Published: 10 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Functional Nanomaterials and Their Applications)
After platinum nanoparticles (PtNPs) were in-situ synthesized on silk fabrics through heat treatment, it was determined that the treatment of the silk fabrics with PtNPs imparted multiple functions, including coloring, catalysis, and antibacterial activity. The formation of PtNPs on fabrics was affected by the Pt ion concentration, pH value of solution, and reaction temperature. Acidic condition and high temperature were found to facilitate the formation of PtNPs on silk. The color strength of silk fabrics increased with the concentration of Pt ions. The PtNP treated silk fabrics exhibited reasonably good washing color fastness and excellent rubbing color fastness. The morphologies and chemical components of the treated silk fabrics were analyzed using scanning electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The PtNP treated silk fabric exhibited significant catalytic function and a notable antibacterial effect against Escherichia coli (E. coli). View Full-Text
Keywords: platinum nanoparticle; silk; coloration; catalysis; antibacterial platinum nanoparticle; silk; coloration; catalysis; antibacterial
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Zou, F.; Zhou, J.; Zhang, J.; Li, J.; Tang, B.; Chen, W.; Wang, J.; Wang, X. Functionalization of Silk with In-Situ Synthesized Platinum Nanoparticles. Materials 2018, 11, 1929.

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