Self-cleaning cotton fabrics

Kaihong Qi, Walid A. Daoud, John Haozhong Xin, Chee Leung Mak

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Nanocrystalline anatase titanium dioxide films were successfully produced on cotton fabrics from alkoxide solutions under ambient pressure using the low temperature sol-gel process. At a temperature as low as 40°C, only anatase phase formed from X-ray diffraction spectroscopy (XRD). Field scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) images show the formation of uniform continuous films of titanium dioxide on cotton fabrics. The self-cleaning properties of these fabrics were evaluated by measuring anti-bacterial activities and the decomposition of a colorant Neolan Blue 2G. The results indicated that anatase treated cotton fabrics exhibited good self-cleaning performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-141
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sept 2006
Event2006 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 18 Apr 200619 Apr 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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