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Fabrication of Fast-Absorbing and Quick-Drying Wool Fabrics with Good Washing Durability

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  • Dong Chen,

    1. Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong (P. R. China), Fax: (+85) 2-27661432
    2. D. Chen and L. F. Tan contributed equally to this work.
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  • Longfei Tan,

    1. Laboratory of Controllable Preparation and Application of Nanomaterials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 10-82543521 http://nanocontrol.ipc.ac.cn
    2. Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (P.R. China)
    3. D. Chen and L. F. Tan contributed equally to this work.
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  • Huiyu Liu,

    1. Laboratory of Controllable Preparation and Application of Nanomaterials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 10-82543521 http://nanocontrol.ipc.ac.cn
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  • Prof. Fangqiong Tang,

    1. Laboratory of Controllable Preparation and Application of Nanomaterials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 10-82543521 http://nanocontrol.ipc.ac.cn
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  • Dr. Junyan Hu,

    1. Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong (P. R. China), Fax: (+85) 2-27661432
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  • Prof. Yi Li

    1. Laboratory of Controllable Preparation and Application of Nanomaterials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 10-82543521 http://nanocontrol.ipc.ac.cn
    2. Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong (P. R. China), Fax: (+85) 2-27661432
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Abstract

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The quick and the dry: Fast-absorbing and quick-drying wool fabrics with good washing durability are fabricated by functionalizing reactive siloxane monolayer on wool fiber surface, followed by grafting an ultrathin silica nanoparticles layer using an in situ growth method. The new properties are maintained even after washing 20 times because of the strong immobilization between the wool fiber and the ultrathin silica nanoparticles through siloxane bonding.

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