Investigation of cotton functionalized with ZnO nanorods and its interaction with E. coli

Thushara Athauda, Ruya Ozer, Justin Chalker

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    Abstract

    Cotton fabric was functionalized with zinc oxide nanorods using an optimized hydrothermal growth strategy that provides uniform coverage of the cotton surface. The cotton bearing ZnO nanorods exhibits a lower propensity for contact transfer of E. coli than unmodified cotton fabric. The ZnO nanorods also impart modest antibacterial activity. Prospects in sterile packaging, wound dressing, and non-fouling textiles are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)10662-10665
    Number of pages4
    JournalRSC Advances
    Volume3
    Issue number27
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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