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Nanomaterials 2019, 9(4), 569;

A Novel Coloration of Polyester Fabric through Green Silver Nanoparticles ([email protected])

State Key Laboratory of New Textile Materials and Advanced Processing Technologies, Wuhan Textile University, Wuhan 430200, China
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Wuhan Textile University, Wuhan 430200, China
Guangzhou Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nansha, Guangzhou 511458, China
Ningbo Institute of Material Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo 315201, China
College of Chemical and Chemistry Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
Sir Ian Potter NanoBioSensing Facility, NanoBiotechnology Research Laboratory, School of Science, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
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Received: 15 February 2019 / Revised: 10 March 2019 / Accepted: 20 March 2019 / Published: 8 April 2019
(This article belongs to the Collection Applications of Magnetic Nanomaterials)
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This paper reports a novel route for the coloration of polyester fabric with green synthesized silver nanoparticles ([email protected]) using chitosan as a natural eco-friendly reductant. The formation of AgNPs was confirmed by UV-visible spectroscopy. The morphologies and average particles size of G-AgNPs was investigated by transmission electron microscope (TEM) analysis. The uniform deposition of G-AgNPs on the PET fabric surface was confirmed with scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy. The thermal properties were investigated using a thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA). The coloration and fastness properties of fabric were found to be significantly improved, a result related to the surface plasmon resonance of G-AgNPs. The antibacterial properties of fabric were also found to be excellent as more than 80% bacterial reduction was noticed even after 10 washing cycles. Overall, the proposed coating process using green nanoparticles can contribute to low-cost production of sustainable textiles. View Full-Text
Keywords: green silver nanoparticles; polyester; chitosan; coloration; sustainable textile green silver nanoparticles; polyester; chitosan; coloration; sustainable textile

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Hasan, K.M.F.; Pervez, M.N.; Talukder, M.E.; Sultana, M.Z.; Mahmud, S.; Meraz, M.M.; Bansal, V.; Genyang, C. A Novel Coloration of Polyester Fabric through Green Silver Nanoparticles ([email protected]). Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 569.

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