Microstructure and hydrophobic properties of silver nanoparticles on amino-functionalised cotton fabric

R. Guo, L. Peng, J. Lan, Shou-xiang Kinor Jiang, W. Yan

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A simple one-step chemical reduction method was employed for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles on 3-aminopropyltrimethoxysilane (APTMS) modified cotton fabric. The presence of amino-terminated APTMS on cotton fabric was demonstrated by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy analysis. The resulting silver coating on cotton fabric was characterised by scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray and X-ray diffraction. The effects of deposition parameters including concentrations and temperature of the solution on deposition rate of silver coating on amino-functionalised cotton fabric were investigated. Growth morphology of silver coating was discussed. Hydrophobic property of silver nanoparticle coated cotton fabric modified with APTMS was evaluated. The result indicates that modification of APTMS on the surface of cotton fibres leads to increase in the loading efficiency of silver nanoparticles and improves hydrophobic property of cotton fabric with contact angle of 145.88.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-144
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


  • 3-Aminopropyltrimethoxysilane
  • Cotton fabric
  • Deposition parameter
  • Hydrophobic
  • Silver nanoparticles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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