Durable Antibacterial and Nonfouling Cotton Textiles with Enhanced Comfort via Zwitterionic Sulfopropylbetaine Coating

Shiguo Chen, Lingjun Yuan, Qingqing Li, Jianna Li, Xingli Zhu, Yongguang Jiang, Ou Sha, Xinhui Yang, John Haozhong Xin, Jiangxin Wang, Florian J. Stadler, Peng Huang

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KGaA, Weinheim. A rapid, environment-friendly, and cost-effective finishing method has been developed for cotton textiles by using zwitterionic NCO-sulfopropylbetaine as the antibacterial finishing agent through covalent bond. The sulfopropylbetaine-finished cotton textile exhibits durable broad-spectrum antibacterial and nonfouling activity, improved mechanical properties, and enhanced comfort.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3516-3521
Number of pages6
JournalSmall (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany)
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016


  • antibacterial finishing agent
  • betaine
  • cotton textiles
  • nonfouling
  • zwitterionic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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