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Microgel-based surface modifying system for stimuli-responsive functional finishing of cotton

Kulkarni, Amit and Tourrette, Audrey and Warmoeskerken, Marijn M.C.G. and Jocic, Dragan Microgel-based surface modifying system for stimuli-responsive functional finishing of cotton. (2010) Carbohydrate Polymers, 82 (4). 1306-1314. ISSN 0144-8617

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2010.07.011


An innovative strategy for functional finishing of textile materials is based on the incorporation of a thin layer of surface modifying systems (SMS) in the form of stimuli-sensitive microgels or hydrogels. Since the copolymerization of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) with an ionizable polymer, such as chitosan, results in a microgel that is responsive to both temperature and pH, the microparticulate hydrogel of poly-NiPAAmchitosan copolymer (PNCS) was synthesized using surfactant-free emulsion method. The microparticle size in dry (collapsed) state is estimated at 200nm by SEM and TEM, and effect of temperature and pH on microparticles was investigated by DLS and UV–vis spectrophotometry. The incorporation of PNCS microparticles to cotton material was done by a simple pad-dry-cure procedure from aqueous microparticle dispersion that contained 1,2,3,4-butanetetracarboxylic acid (BTCA) as a crosslinking agent. This application method provided sufficient integrity to coating by maintaining the responsiveness of surface modifying system. The stimuli-responsiveness of modified cotton fabric has been confirmed in terms of regulating its water uptake in dependence of pH and temperature.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com The original PDF of the article can be found at Carbohydrate Polymers website : http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01448617
HAL Id:hal-03551208
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > University of Twente (NETHERLANDS)
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Deposited On:20 Apr 2011 13:31

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