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Materials 2019, 12(2), 238; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12020238

Photocatalytic Self-Cleaning Cotton Fabrics Coated by Cu2(OH)PO4 under VIS/NIR Irradiation

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Key Laboratory for Advanced Technology in Environmental Protection of Jiangsu Province, Yancheng Institute of Technology, Yancheng 224051, China
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College of Textiles and Clothes, Yancheng Institute of Technology, Yancheng 224051, China
The authors have the same contribution.
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Received: 20 November 2018 / Revised: 2 January 2019 / Accepted: 4 January 2019 / Published: 11 January 2019
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Abstract

In the present work, a mild strategy was employed to obtain cotton fabrics (CFs) coated with Cu2(OH)PO4 (CHP) nanoparticles to achieve self-cleaning property. The phytic acid (IP6) assisted method was employed to synthesize nanoparticles (CHP-IP6). The as-prepared coated cotton fabrics were characterized using the following techniques: Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffractometry (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysis, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). The CHP-IP6 coated cotton fabrics showed significant photocatalytic activity, excellent photocatalytic stability, and good discoloration of methylene blue (MB) stains when exposed to sunlight, which could have important applications as tablecloths, household apparels, and industrial workwear. View Full-Text
Keywords: cotton fabric; Cu2(OH)PO4; photocatalysis; self-cleaning property cotton fabric; Cu2(OH)PO4; photocatalysis; self-cleaning property
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Gao, D.; Wang, L.; Wang, C.; Chen, T. Photocatalytic Self-Cleaning Cotton Fabrics Coated by Cu2(OH)PO4 under VIS/NIR Irradiation. Materials 2019, 12, 238.

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