Journal of Radiation Research and Radiation Proces ›› 2018, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (4): 40302-040302.doi: 10.11889/j.1000-3436.2018.rrj.36.040302

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Preparation of N-halamine antibacterial cotton fabrics via electron beam irradiation

MA Zhipeng, DING Fang, LIN Xinghuan, REN Xuehong   

  1. Key Laboratory of Eco-textiles, Ministry of Education, Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122, China
  • Received:2018-04-10 Revised:2018-04-26 Online:2018-08-20 Published:2018-08-18
  • Supported by:

    Supported by Production, Education & Research Cooperative Innovation Fund Project of Jiangsu Province (BY2015057-18)


A Co-irradiation process was employed for antibacterial finishing of cotton fabrics using an N-halamine antiseptic, (3-acrylamidopropyl) trimethylammonium chloride (AAPTAC), as the monomer. The effect of the absorbed dose on the chlorine content and breaking strength were studied. The results showed that the chlorine content and breaking strength of the treated fabrics increased and decreased, respectively, with the increasing absorbed dose. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) proved that AAPTAC was successfully grafted onto the cotton fiber. Scanning electron microscopy showed that the surfaces of the Co-irradiated process-treated cotton fabrics were covered by layers. When the absorbed dose was 43.3 kGy, the treated cotton fabrics after chlorination could kill 100% of Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli O157:H7 within 5 min of contact time.

Key words: Electron beam irradiation, (3-Acrylamidopropyl)trimethylammonium chloride, Cotton fabrics, Antibacterial finish

CLC Number: 

  • TL13