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Keywords:

  • anatase;
  • fibers;
  • nanocomposites;
  • photo-catalytic activity;
  • textile

Abstract

Summary: Inorganic-organic hybrid polymer sols where modified with differently prepared as well as commercial titania nanoparticles, to obtain coatings exhibiting a photo-catalytic activity for the development of self-cleaning textiles. The particles synthesized using a sol-gel-approach where, amongst others, investigated by XRD to prove the existence of titania crystallized in the anatase structure. The photo-catalytic activity of the different particles as well of the coatings was compared by the decomposition of astrazone red induced by an irradiation with artificial and solar UV-radiation. With respect to the underlying aim of the investigation the durability of the effect against washing was tested by standardized washing experiments, showing promising results.