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Title: Investigation of antifungal and antibacterial effects of fabric padded with highly stable selenium nanoparticles
Authors: Yip, J 
Liu, L
Wong, KH
Leung, PHM
Yuen, CWM
Cheung, MC
Keywords: Biomaterials
Nanoparticles
Nanowires and nanocrystals
Polysaccharides
Textiles
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Source: Journal of applied polymer science, 2014, v. 131, no. 17, p. 8886-8893 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of applied polymer science 
Abstract: In this article, highly stable selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs) were padded onto fabric to obtain, for the first time, antifungal and antibacterial fabric. SeNPs are prepared from a simple food-grade redox system by using polysaccharide-protein complexes (PSPs) isolated from the mushroom sclerotia of Pleurotus tuber-regium (tiger milk mushroom) as a modifier or stabilizer. The novel PSP-SeNPs are highly stable, size-controllable, and water-dispersible. Different amounts of PSP-SeNPs were applied onto fabric by using the pad-dry-cure method. It was found that the fabric treated with PSP-SeNPs can inhibit more than 99.7% of Trichophyton rubrum growth over a testing period of 7 days. The inhibition of Staphylococcus is effective in the first 12 h. The fabric treated with PSP-SeNPs is a promising material that can potentially be used inside shoes as insoles or shoe material to reduce the possibility of tinea pedis infection usually caused by the T. rubrum fungus.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/28023
ISSN: 0021-8995
EISSN: 1097-4628
DOI: 10.1002/app.40728
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