Research Article | Volume: 6, Issue: 2, February, 2016

Improving Dye ability and antimicrobial properties of Cotton Fabric

Fatma A. Mohamed Hassan M. Ibrahim Elham A. El-Kharadly Ekhlas A. El-Alfy   

Open Access   

Published:  Feb 27, 2016

DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2016.60218

To improve the dyeability and antimicrobial activity of cotton, the cotton was treated. Firstly, Carboxymethylation was carried out in the cotton fibers to form alkali cellulose. Due to carboxymethylation, the alkali cellulose modifies the crystalline structure of cellulose and increases the accessibility of fibers to chemicals by swelling. Secondly, it padded in a solution content (5 % nano zinc oxide, 4% citric acid) or (6 % titanium isopropoxide, 4% citric acid) or in a solution of 5 % nano zinc oxide, 6 % titanium isopropoxide, 4% citric acid or in a solution of 7% nano zinic oxide, 7% titanium isopropoxide, 4% citric acid, at wet pick up of ca 100%, then dried at 85 °C for 5 min., and cured at 100 °C for 3 min, the latter, we use these fabric in dyeing with synthesized acid dye and commercial basic dye finally, we measure antimicrobial activity for these fabric toward Gram negative and Gram positive .

Keyword:     Titanium isopropoxide nano zinc oxide antimicrobial dyeing cotton.


Mohamed FA, Ibrahim HM, El-Kharadly EA, El-Alfy EA. Improving Dye ability and antimicrobial properties of Cotton Fabric. J App Pharm Sci, 2016; 6 (02): 119-123.

Copyright:The Author(s). This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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