A study of the antibacterial efficiency and coloration of dyed polyamide and polyester fabrics modified with colloidal Ag nanoparticles
Radetić, Maja M.
Ilić, Vesna M.
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In this study, the influence of dyeing on the antibacterial efficiency of polyamide and polyester fabrics loaded with colloidal Ag nanoparticles and the influence of the presence of Ag nanoparticles on the color change of dyed fabrics were investigated. Dyes C.I. acid green 25 and C.I. disperse blue 3 were used for dyeing of polyamide fabrics, while dye C.I. disperse violet 8 was used for dyeing of polyester fabrics. The influence of Ag nanoparticles on the color change of polyamide fabrics depends on the dye type, but generally it was lower compared to polyester fabrics. Polyester fabrics exhibited excellent antibacterial efficiency against Gram-positive bacterium Slaphylococcus aureus and Gram-negative bacterium Escherichia coli, independent of the order of dyeing and Ag loading. Polyamide fabrics provided a desirable level of antibacterial activity only if the Ag loading was performed after dyeing.
Keywords:Ag nanoparticles / polyester / polyamide / antibacterial efficiency / color change
Source:Journal of the Serbian Chemical Society, 2009, 74, 3, 349-357
- Ministry of Science and Environment of Republic of Serbia