Antibacterial activity of capsaicin-coated wool fabric

Liu, Xin, Lin, Tong, Peng, Bixian and Wang, Xungai 2012, Antibacterial activity of capsaicin-coated wool fabric, Textile research journal, vol. 82, no. 6, pp. 584-590.

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Title Antibacterial activity of capsaicin-coated wool fabric
Author(s) Liu, Xin
Lin, Tong
Peng, Bixian
Wang, Xungai
Journal name Textile research journal
Volume number 82
Issue number 6
Start page 584
End page 590
Total pages 7
Publisher Sage Publications
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2012-04
ISSN 0040-5175
1746-7748
Keyword(s) antibacterial
capsaicin
wool fabric
sol-gel coating
Summary Fabrics made from natural fibers, such as wool and cotton, are susceptible to attacks from micro-organisms, which may damage the fabrics and harm the human body. Antimicrobial finishing of natural textile products may involve harmful and non-environmentally friendly chemicals. In this study, a natural antibacterial agent, capsaicin, was coated on the surface of wool fabrics by a sol-gel process. The antibacterial properties of coated fabrics were evaluated against test bacteria Escherichia coli according to the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) method and standard American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) E2149-01. Compared with the control group (sol-gel coated fabric without capsaicin), the capsaicin-coated fabric inhibited bacterial growth markedly after 24 hours incubation at 37°C. The antibacterial efficiency after laundry washes was also investigated. Good durability to washing of capsaicin on fabric was achieved by the sol-gel coating technique.
Language eng
Field of Research 091012 Textile Technology
Socio Economic Objective 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Sage Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30044178

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation
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