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  • 1 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Guilan, P.O. Box 1914, Rasht, Iran
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We have investigated the effect of titanium dioxide as a durable finish on the flammability and photocatalytic self-cleaning of cellulosic fabric. Nano-sized titanium dioxide particles were successfully synthesized and deposited onto cellulosic fibers with good compatibility, significant photocatalytic self-cleaning activity, and flame-retardancy properties using the sol–gel process at low temperature. The photocatalytic activity was tested by measuring the photodegradation of methylene blue under ultraviolet–visible illumination, and also flame-retardancy effect was tested by flammability tester. The samples have been characterized by several techniques such as scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and thermogravimetric analysis. The titanium dioxide nanoparticles with 10–20 nm in size have been found to form a homogeneous thin film on the fiber surface which shows efficient photocatalytic and flame-retardancy properties. This preparation technique can also be applied to new fabrics to create self-cleaning and flame-retardancy properties in them.

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
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