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Carbohydr Polym. 2018 Jan 15;180:192-199. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2017.09.080. Epub 2017 Sep 27.

Permanent antimicrobial cotton fabrics obtained by surface treatment with modified guanidine.

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1
Materials Science and Engineering, Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, 200237, China.
2
Materials Science and Engineering, Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, 200237, China. Electronic address: dfwei@ecust.edu.cn.
3
Materials Science and Engineering, Key Laboratory for Ultrafine Materials of Ministry of Education, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, 200237, China. Electronic address: yguan@ecust.edu.cn.

Abstract

Antimicrobial cotton fabrics received much attention for the demand of health and hygiene fields. In this work, an antimicrobial copolymer was prepared via a reaction between polyhexamethylene guanidine hydrochloride and polypropylene glycol diglycidyl ether. The copolymer has amphiphilic characteristic and excellent antimicrobial properties. When the copolymer was adhered onto cotton fabrics through physical adsorption and chemical bonding using dipping-drying method, the resultant cotton fabrics had excellent and durable antimicrobial properties. The antimicrobial rates against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus were higher than 99.99% when the adsorption amount of the copolymer was above 35.5mg/g. The antimicrobial cotton fabrics remained the excellent antimicrobial properties even after laundered with detergent solution.

KEYWORDS:

Antimicrobial activities; Chemical bonding; Cotton fabrics; Laundering durability; Polyhexamethylene guanidine hydrochloride

PMID:
29103495
DOI:
10.1016/j.carbpol.2017.09.080
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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