Metal nanoantimicrobials for textile applications

Lorena Carla Giannossa, Daniela Longano, Nicoletta Ditaranto, Maria Angela Nitti, Federica Paladini, Mauro Pollini, Mahendra Rai, Alessandro Sannino, Antonio Valentini, Nicola Cioffi
2013 Nanotechnology Reviews  
Research on the nanomaterials containing one or more transition metals is growing tremendously, thanks to the large number of preparation processes available and to the novel applications that can be envisaged in several fields. This review presents an overview of the selected studies in the field of antimicrobial textiles, employing bioactive nanophases of elements/compounds such as silver, copper, or zinc oxide. In addition, the history of use of these antimicrobials and their mechanism of
more » ... ion are shortly reported. Finally, a short description is provided of the deposition/preparation methods, which are being used in the authors ' labs for the development of the textiles modified by the novel nanoantimicrobials.
doi:10.1515/ntrev-2013-0004 fatcat:g4mdt67vdndjlowkmmywx4m3hu