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Issue 27, 2013
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Investigation of cotton functionalized with ZnO nanorods and its interaction with E. coli

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Abstract

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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Submitted
13 Mar 2013
Accepted
14 May 2013
First published
05 Jun 2013

RSC Adv., 2013,3, 10662-10665
Article type
Communication

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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