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Investigation of cotton functionalized with ZnO nanorods and its interaction with E. coli

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Cotton fabric was functionalized with zinc oxide nanorods using an optimized hydrothermal growth strategy that provides uniform coverage of the cotton surface. The cotton bearing ZnO nanorods exhibits a lower propensity for contact transfer of E. coli than unmodified cotton fabric. The ZnO nanorods also impart modest antibacterial activity. Prospects in sterile packaging, wound dressing, and non-fouling textiles are discussed.

Graphical abstract: Investigation of cotton functionalized with ZnO nanorods and its interaction with E. coli

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The article was received on 13 Mar 2013, accepted on 14 May 2013 and first published on 05 Jun 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA41231H
Citation: RSC Adv., 2013,3, 10662-10665
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    Investigation of cotton functionalized with ZnO nanorods and its interaction with E. coli

    T. J. Athauda, R. R. Ozer and J. M. Chalker, RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 10662
    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA41231H

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