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Majid Montazer and Samira Seifollahzadeh Enhanced Self-cleaning, Antibacterial and UV Protection Properties of Nano TiO2 Treated Textile through Enzymatic Pretreatment Photochemistry and Photobiology 87

Version of Record online: 6 APR 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-1097.2011.00917.x

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Enzymatic pretreatment of textile can improve the absorbency and activity toward certain chemicals and nanoparticles. Polyester/wool fabric can be modified with protease and lipase to enhance surface activity. Application of nano TiO2 along with a cross-linking agent to the enzyme-pretreated polyester/wool fabric led to a higher adsorption and stabilization of nanoparticles on the fabric surface. Enhanced self-cleaning, antibacterial and UV protection properties can be obtained on the enzyme-pretreated fabric.

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