Assimilating the photo-induced functions of TiO2-based compounds in textiles : emphasis on the sol-gel process

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1404-1428
Journal / PublicationTextile Research Journal
Issue number13
Online published7 Dec 2014
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015


Numerous investigations have recently been conducted to enhance the intrinsic properties of textiles and add new functionalities to textile products. The photocatalytic features of nanoparticles, notably titanium dioxide (TiO2), have played a pivotal role in this pursuit. This review article presents an overview of the use of pure as well as modified TiO2 in textiles. In addition, some of TiO2 modification methods, pertinent photocatalytic mechanisms and potential applications of metallic and non-metallic nanocomposites of TiO2 in functionalizing textiles, are highlighted. Furthermore, current research accomplishments and future prospects in this field are discussed.

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  • photocatalytic properties, textile, titanium dioxide, UV, visible light activation