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dc.contributor.authorGedanken, Aharon
dc.contributor.authorMollá, Korina
dc.contributor.authorBlanes, María
dc.contributor.authorPerelshtein, Ilana
dc.contributor.authorRuderman, Yelena
dc.contributor.authorPerkas, Nina
dc.contributor.authorTraeger, Kamelia
dc.contributor.authorTzanov, Tzanko
dc.contributor.authorBeddow, Jamie
dc.contributor.authorJoyce, Eadaoin
dc.contributor.authorMason, Timothy J.
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Química
dc.identifier.citationPerelshtein, I. [et al.]. Enzymatic pre-treament as a means of enhancing the antibacterial activity and stability of ZnO nanoparticles sonochemically coated on cotton fabrics. "Journal of materials chemistry", 15 Març 2012, vol. 22, p. 10736-10742.
dc.description.abstractZinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NP’s) are known for their excellent antibacterial properties. This paper describes a method for enhancing the stability and the antibacterial activity of ZnO NPs synthesized and embedded sonochemically on cotton fabrics, by pre-treating the fabric surface with cellulase enzyme. The enzymatic pre-treatment resulted in the deposition of smaller sized NPs with improved adhesion. The reduction in particle size brought about better antibacterial performance against several types of bacteria. The sonochemically produced ZnO coating withstood 10 laundry cycles at 92º C retaining its antibacterial activity.
dc.format.extent7 p.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria tèxtil ::Fabricació tèxtil
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria química::Indústria dels processos químics
dc.subject.lcshCotton finishing
dc.titleEnzymatic pre-treament as a means of enhancing the antibacterial activity and stability of ZnO nanoparticles sonochemically coated on cotton fabrics
dc.subject.lemacCotó -- Acabat
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. GBMI - Grup de Biotecnologia Molecular i Industrial
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessRestricted access - publisher's policy
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
dc.relation.projectidinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/228730/EU/A pilot line of antibacterial and antifungal medical textiles based on a sonochemical process/SONO
upcommons.citation.authorPerelshtein, I.; Ruderman, Y.; Perkas, N.; Traeger, K.; Tzanov, T.; Beddow, J.; Joyce, E.; Mason, T.; Blanes, M.; Mollá, K.; Gedanken, A.
upcommons.citation.publicationNameJournal of materials chemistry

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