Sonochemical co-deposition of antibacterial nanoparticles and dyes on textiles

Ilana Perelshtein, Anat Lipovsky, Nina Perkas, Tzanko Tzanov, Aharon Gedanken

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The sonochemical technique has already been proven as one of the best coating methods for stable functionalization of substrates over a wide range of applications. Here, we report for the first time on the simultaneous sonochemical dyeing and coating of textiles with antibacterial metal oxide (MO) nanoparticles. In this one-step process the antibacterial nanoparticles are synthesized in situ and deposited together with dye nanoparticles on the fabric surface. It was shown that the antibacterial behavior of the metal oxides was not influenced by the presence of the dyes. Higher K/S values were achieved by sonochemical deposition of the dyes in comparison to a dip-coating (exhaustion) process. The stability of the antibacterial properties and the dye fastness was studied for 72 h in saline solution aiming at medical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalBeilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2016

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  • Antibacterial nanoparticles
  • Coating stability
  • Dyes
  • Sonochemical coating


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