Microwave-assisted synthesis of silver nanoparticles on cotton fabric modified with 3-aminopropyltrimethoxysilane

Ronghui Guo, Yani Li, Jianwu Lan, Shou-xiang Kinor Jiang, Ting Liu, Wanqi Yan

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In this study, silver nanoparticles were synthesized on cotton fabric modified with 3-aminopropyltrimethoxysilane (APTMS) using sodium citrate as a reducing/stabilizing agent by microwave-assisted process. The presence of a highly oriented amino-terminated self-assembled monolayer and formation of APTMS was demonstrated by an X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) analysis. The silver-coated cotton fabrics were examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray (EDX). UV protection, antistatic, and hydrophobic properties were also evaluated. The results show that silver-coated fabric modified with APTMS possesses excellent antistatic, UV protection with ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) of 396.5 and superhydrophobic properties with contact angle of 153.2°. APTMS pretreatment improves the adhesive strength between silver coatings and cotton fabric.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3862-3868
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2013


  • cellulose and other wood products
  • coatings
  • textiles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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