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Study Data from Amirkabir University of Technology Update Understanding of Nanoparticles (Copper nanoparticles on bleached cotton fabric: in situ...

July 1, 2014



Study Data from Amirkabir University of Technology Update Understanding of Nanoparticles (Copper nanoparticles on bleached cotton fabric: in situ synthesis and characterization)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Data detailed on Nanoparticles have been presented. According to news reporting originating from Tehran, Iran, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Here, a simple and inexpensive in situ synthesis of copper nanoparticles on cotton fabric is carried out by using a chemical reduction method. Copper sulfate as a precursor, citric acid as a stabilizing and protective agent against aggregation and oxidation of nanoparticles, and sodium hypophosphite as a reducing agent were used."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the Amirkabir University of Technology, "The treated cotton fabric was characterized by X-ray diffraction analysis, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy. The hydrophobicity, mechanical properties, and antibacterial efficiency of the samples were also studied. The excellent antibacterial behavior of fabrics containing copper nanoparticles even after 30 washing cycles confirms their potential for use in textile and medical products and demonstrates the high stability of the nanotreated fabric."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Also, the nanocopper-treated fabrics indicated reasonable hydrophobicity."

For more information on this research see: Copper nanoparticles on bleached cotton fabric: in situ synthesis and characterization. Cellulose, 2014;21(3):2119-2132. Cellulose can be contacted at: Springer, Van Godewijckstraat 30, 3311 Gz Dordrecht, Netherlands. (Springer - www.springer.com; Cellulose - www.springerlink.com/content/0969-0239/)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Sedighi, Amirkabir Univ Technol, Dept. of Text, Tehran, Iran. Additional authors for this research include M. Montazer and N. Hemmatinejad (see also Nanoparticles).

Keywords for this news article include: Iran, Asia, Tehran, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies

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