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Sonochemical Coating of Cotton and Polyester Fabrics with “Antibacterial” BSA and Casein Spheres

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  • Ulyana Shimanovich,

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    1. Department of Chemistry and Kanbar Laboratory for Nanomaterials, Bar-Ilan University Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan 52900 (Israel), Fax: (+972) 3-7384053
    • Department of Chemistry and Kanbar Laboratory for Nanomaterials, Bar-Ilan University Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan 52900 (Israel), Fax: (+972) 3-7384053
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  • Prof. Artur Cavaco-Paulo,

    1. Textile Engineering Department, University of Minho, 4800058 Guimaraes (Portugal)
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  • Prof. Yeshayahu Nitzan,

    1. Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan 52900 (Israel)
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  • Prof. Aharon Gedanken

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    1. Department of Chemistry and Kanbar Laboratory for Nanomaterials, Bar-Ilan University Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan 52900 (Israel), Fax: (+972) 3-7384053
    • Department of Chemistry and Kanbar Laboratory for Nanomaterials, Bar-Ilan University Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan 52900 (Israel), Fax: (+972) 3-7384053
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  • BSA=bovine serum albumin

Abstract

A novel antibacterial coating for cotton and polyester fabrics has been developed by using drug-loaded proteinaceous microspheres made of bovine serum albumin and casein proteins. The microbubbles were created and anchored onto the fabrics (see figure) in a one-step reaction that lasts 3 min. The sonochemically produced “antibacterial fabrics” have been characterized. The efficiency of the sonochemical process in converting the native proteins into microspheres, encapsulating the drug, and coating the fabric has also been studied.

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