Green Synthesized Moringa (Moringa Loeifera) Leaf Nanoparticles – As An Antimicrobial Finish On Cottons
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- Moringa Loeifera, Bio synthesis, Nanoparticles, Cotton textiles, Antimicrobial activity
- Shaik, Khateeja Sulthana; D, Anitha
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- Antimicrobial finish on cotton textiles can improve the inhibition power over the growth of microorganisms on the fabric. It can also control the problems like physical irritation, allergy and infections as well enhances the feeling of comfort to the wearer. In the present investigation antimicrobial properties of the woven and knitted cotton fabrics treated with 5 per cent biosynthesized Moringa leaves (Moringa Loeifera) nano particles (NPs) were studied. Synthesized nanoparticles were analyzed using UV- spectrophotometer which showed a wave length of 400 – 437 nm suggesting the formation of NPs. TEM analysis confirmed NPs with a range between 20.3 to 51.8 nm.Twomethods werechosen to treat the fabrics arepadding-drying at room temperature (T1treatment) and pad-dry-cure method at 800C (T2 treatment). To analyze the antibacterial activity against S.Aureus and E.Coli cultures of the treated samples, AATCC 147-1998 test method was used, where AATCC 30-1993 and Mycelial growth test methods were used for analyzing antifungal activity. From the investigation, it was found that T2 treated samples possess better antimicrobial activity against microorganisms even after five to ten launderings than T1 treated samples.
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