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TitleApplication of nanotechnology in antimicrobial finishing of biomedical textiles
Author(s)Zille, Andrea
Almeida, Luís de
Amorim, M. T. Pessoa de
Carneiro, Noémia
Esteves, M. de Fátima
Silva, Carla J. S. M.
Souto, A. Pedro
KeywordsNanoparticles
Antimicrobial
Textile
Zinc
Silver
Titanium, chitosan
Chitosan
titanium
Issue date2014
PublisherIOP Publishing
JournalMaterials Research Express
Abstract(s)In recent years, the antimicrobial nanofinishing of biomedical textiles has become a very active, high-growth research field, assuming great importance among all available material surface modifications in the textile industry. This review offers the opportunity to update and critically discuss the latest advances and applications in this field. The survey suggests an emerging new paradigm in the production and distribution of nanoparticles for biomedical textile applications based on non-toxic renewable biopolymers such as chitosan, alginate and starch. Moreover, a relationship among metal and metal oxide nanoparticle (NP) size, its concentration on the fabric, and the antimicrobial activity exists, allowing the optimization of antimicrobial functionality.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/30346
DOI10.1088/2053-1591/1/3/032003
ISSN2053-1591
Other identifiers2053-1591
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
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