Fibers and Polymers

, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 244–249 | Cite as

Durable N-halamine Antibacterial Cellulose Based on Thiol-ene Click Chemistry

  • Zhipeng Ma
  • Maoli Yin
  • Mengshuang Zhang
  • Zhenming Qi
  • Xuehong RenEmail author
  • Tung-Shi Huang


Antibacterial cotton fabrics were prepared with 3-allyl-5,5-dimethylhydantoin (ADMH) by UV photoinitiated thiol-ene click chemistry after 3-mercaptopropyltriethoxysilane (MPTES) was introduced on the surface of cotton fabrics. The treated cotton fabrics were characterized by SEM, FT-IR and EDS. After chlorination with diluted sodium hypochlorite, the treated samples showed good antibacterial efficacy against S. aureus and E. coli O157:H7. About 106 of S. aureus and E. coli O157:H7 could be completely inactivated within 1 min and 5 min of contact, respectively. Compared to the control samples, the antibacterial treatment method used in this study only had a minor effect on the tensile strength of cotton fabrics. Besides, the treated cotton fabrics showed good storage stability and 77 % of the active chlorine remained after 30 days. After exposure to bleach solution, almost all of the active chlorine was restored. The prepared antimicrobial cotton fabrics showed good washing and UV light stability.


Antibacterial N-halamine Click chemistry Cellulose Stability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhipeng Ma
    • 1
    • 2
  • Maoli Yin
    • 1
  • Mengshuang Zhang
    • 2
  • Zhenming Qi
    • 2
  • Xuehong Ren
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tung-Shi Huang
    • 3
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Eco-Textiles of Ministry of EducationCollege of Textiles and Clothing, Jiangnan UniversityWuxi, JiangsuPR China
  2. 2.College of Textiles and ClothingYancheng Institute of TechnologyYancheng, JiangsuPR China
  3. 3.Department of Poultry ScienceAuburn UniversityAuburnUSA

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