Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 53, Issue 13, pp 9504–9520 | Cite as

Fast and facile graphene oxide grafting on hydrophobic polyamide fabric via electrophoretic deposition route

  • Hongtao Zhao
  • Mingwei Tian
  • Yunna Hao
  • Lijun Qu
  • Shifeng Zhu
  • Shaojuan Chen


Fabric surface coating is deemed as the major route to fabricate functional fabrics, and interface stability is a critical factor affecting the performance of fabric. Here, electrophoretic deposition (EPD) is employed for fast and facile modification of hydrophobic polyamide fabric with graphene oxide (GO) nanosheets embedded in polymeric networks. For better grafting, polyethyleneimine is utilized to modify the surface of the fabric substrate, endowing more polar groups and resulting in reasonable interface properties of graphene oxide and fabric substrate. GO nanosheets are uniformly deposited on modified fabric via EPD method and then reduced by green hot-press processing. The modified fabric shows excellent electrical conductivity (electrical conductivity > 3.3 S/m), thermal conductivity (0.521 W/m·K), and UV protection performance (UPF > 500, UVA < 0.2%). Meanwhile, the contact angle test of fabric reveals that the addition of graphene significantly improved the hydrophobicity of the fabric.



Financial support of this work was provided by Natural Science Foundation of China via Grant No. 51672141 and 51306095, China Postdoctoral Science Foundation via Grant No. 2014M561887 and 2015T80697, Shandong Province college science and technology Plan Project (J17KA030), Qingdao Postdoctoral Application Research Funded Project and Qingdao Application Basic Research Funded Project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute Advanced Fibrous Materials and Applications, College of Textiles and ClothingQingdao UniversityQingdaoChina
  2. 2.Laboratory of New Fiber Materials and Modern Textile, The Growing Base for State Key LaboratoryQingdao UniversityQingdaoChina
  3. 3.Collaborative Innovation Center for Marine Biomass Fibers, Materials and Textiles of Shandong ProvinceQingdao UniversityQingdaoChina

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