Nano-Al2O3 multilayer film deposition on cotton fabrics by layer-by-layer deposition method

UĞUR Ş. S., Sariisik M., AKTAŞ A. H.

MATERIALS RESEARCH BULLETIN, vol.46, no.8, pp.1202-1206, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.materresbull.2011.04.005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1202-1206
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


Al2O3 nanoparticles were used for fabrication of multilayer nanocomposite film deposition on cationic cotton fabrics by electrostatic self-assembly to improve the mechanical, UV-protection and flame retardancy properties of cotton fabrics. Cotton fabric surface was modified with a chemical reaction to build-up cationic charge known as cationization. Attenuated Total Reflectance Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Scanning Electron Microscopy were used to verify the presence of deposited nanolayers. Air permeability, whiteness value, tensile strength, UV-transmittance and Limited Oxygen Index properties of cotton fabrics were analyzed before and after the treatment of Al2O3 nanoparticles by electrostatic self-assemblies. It was proved that the flame retardancy, tensile strength and UV-transmittance of cotton fabrics can be improved by Al2O3 nanoparticle additive through electrostatic self-assembly process. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.