Development of Washable Antifungal Textiles Through Chemical Reaction of Fluconazole and Trichlorotriazine

Marlon Andres Osorio Delgado, Cristina Isabel Castro Herazo, Tonny Williams Naranjo Preciado, Juan David Puerta-Arias, German Camilo Quintana Marin, Juan Diego Henao Cuervo (Author undergraduate student)

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Ponencia presentada en el 4th International Conference on Materials Science & Nanotecnology, del 23-25 octubre de 2023, en Valencia, España/Online.

Cotton is highly susceptible to the growth of fungi that impair the properties of the textile and can cause disease. Therefore, efforts are currently being made to develop cotton textiles with biological properties by applying antimicrobial compounds. However, these fail to adhere strongly as they do not have a chemical anchor and are washed away when the garment is washed. In this research, we sought to develop a functional textile using Fluconazole (FLZ) as an antifungal agent and Trichlorotriazine (TCT) as an anchoring molecule in order to improve the chemical bonding in the textile and its durability with washing. Three different procedures for textile development were evaluated by varying the order of reaction between cotton, FLZ and TCT. The textiles produced were characterized by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and antifungal tests against A. Niger, before and after fifty accelerated washes. The developed textiles present characteristic bands of FLZ and TCT in the FTIR spectrum, and the SEM images showed that the three procedures performed succeeded in modifying the surface morphology of the cotton yarns, before and after the fifty accelerated washes. In the antifungal tests of the textiles, fungicidal effects were obtained in two of the developed procedures and fungistatic in the third one on A. niger.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputCertificados
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 24 Nov 2023

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