Superhydrophobic and photocatalytic self-cleaning cotton

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18005-18011
Journal / PublicationJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Volume2
Issue number42
Online published21 Aug 2014
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2014

Abstract

A superhydrophobic cotton fabric exhibiting photocatalytic self-cleaning properties under visible-light was prepared by step-wise deposition of anatase TiO2, meso-tetra(4-carboxyphenyl)porphyrin (TCPP) and trimethoxy(octadecyl)silane (OTMS). The modified cotton fabrics not only exhibited excellent superhydrophobicity with a water contact angle of 156 degrees, but also showed significant photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue under visible-light irradiation. The fabrics were characterized by FESEM, XRD, NMR and UV-Vis spectroscopy. Textiles with dual functionality of superhydrophobicity and visible-light photocatalysis are promising for a wide range of self-cleaning applications.

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Superhydrophobic and photocatalytic self-cleaning cotton. / Afzal, Shabana; Daoud, Walid A.; Langford, Steven J.

In: Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 2, No. 42, 14.11.2014, p. 18005-18011.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review