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High density growth of ZnO nanorods on cotton fabric enables access to a flame resistant composite

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Abstract

We report a simple method for the high-density growth of radially aligned ZnO nanorods on cotton. In this hydrothermal growth strategy, a polytetrafluoroethylene frame is used to support the flexible cotton fabric throughout the ZnO crystallization process. The resulting ZnO–cotton composite contains the highest ZnO content reported to date for such materials and was discovered to have greater resistance to open flame than unmodified cotton. Prospects in fire-resistant fabrics are discussed.

Graphical abstract: High density growth of ZnO nanorods on cotton fabric enables access to a flame resistant composite

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The article was received on 08 May 2013, accepted on 13 Mar 2014 and first published on 21 Mar 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA01543F
Citation: RSC Adv., 2014,4, 14582-14585
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    High density growth of ZnO nanorods on cotton fabric enables access to a flame resistant composite

    T. J. Athauda, W. S. LePage, J. M. Chalker and R. R. Ozer, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 14582
    DOI: 10.1039/C4RA01543F

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