Two different production ways of antibacterial cotton fabrics by means of triclosan inclusion into a β-cyclodextrin cavity have been compared. On the one hand, triclosan has been dissolved into an aqueous solution of a β-cyclodextrin derivative with the aim of including the antibacterial agent into the cavity before grafting the β-cyclodextrin on a cotton fabric. On the other hand, the same β-cyclodextrin derivative has been grafted onto cotton and, subsequently, the fabric has been immersed into a triclosan water–ethanol solution to allow the inclusion complex formation. The antibacterial properties have been evaluated according to AATCC Test Method 100–1993 before and after two washing cycles at 60 °C. It has been shown that the durability of the antibacterial finishing depends on the production method, obtaining a more durable antibacterial action in case of prior triclosan inclusion followed by grafting. This suggests that the immobilization onto the fiber has affected the cyclodextrin cavity accessibility.
|Titolo:||Different methods for β-cyclodextrin/triclosan complexation as antibacterial treatment of cellulose substrates|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s10570-013-9967-6|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|