WITHDRAWN: Production of silica nano particles bound fabrics and evaluation of its antibacterial/UV production properties

Senthil Rethinam


Submitted on 9-Nov-2017
Accepted by Editor on (after peer review): 29-Dec-2017
Withdrawn by authors (Senthil Rethinam): 28-Mar-2018

Manufacture of microbe resistant clothing’s is the need of the hour especially in microbe sensitive environments like hospitals. Silicon nanoparticles (SNP) were prepared from xerogels synthesized from cotton pods. In the present study, a novel antibacterial fabric (AF)  was prepared using SNP, non-woven cotton fabrics  and polyethylene glygol (PEG). Different types of AF were prepared by incorporation of different concentration of the SNP. Among the AF, 3% exhibited significant antimicrobial activity. MTT (3-(4, 5-dimethylazol-2-yl)-2, 5-diphenyl-tetrazolium bromide) assay proved the biocompatibility of the SNP. The smooth surface morphologies of the AF were proved by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) spectrum of AF represented the characteristic bands of all the components, i.e., SNP, PEG and cotton fiber. A potential AF, which possesses microbe resistant clothing’s  and  hence, they could be of promising use in medical cloths production.  


Senthil Rethinam*1,2, Weslen Vedakumari Sathyaraj3, Rajalakshmi Ranganathan1, Berly Robert1, Gobi Nallathambi1
1Department of Textile Technology, Anna University, Chennai 600 025, Tamilnadu, India
2Biological Material Lab, Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai 600 020, Tamilnadu, India
3 Faculty of Allied Health Science, Chettinad Academy of Research & Education (CARE), Chennai 603 103, Tamilnadu, India
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Agriculture waste; silicon nanoparticles; nanocomposites; medical fabrics.


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