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Modified Cellulose Products for Application in Hygiene and Dressing Materials (Part I)

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Nr DOI: 10.5604/12303666.1152554

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Abstract:

Modification of commercial cellulose products commonly used in homes and hospitals was the main purpose of the research herein presented. Enhanced moisture sorption and antimicrobial properties were conferred upon regular commercial gauze. Nanoparticles of microcrystalline chitosan and complex chitosan/alginateNa/Ca were used in the modification. A method was elaborated for the preparation of polymeric materials with a particle size below 1 μm by means of an ultrasonic reactor (Hielscher UP 200S). Modified commercial dressing materials were obtained charecterised by a largely increased absorption capacity, thus easing the transportation of moisture to the outside of the dressing and providing an environment optimal for wound healing. Thanks to the internal surface developed and adequately selected composition, the modified cellulosic materials exhibit antibacterial and antifungal properties.

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cellulosic products, nanoparticles, chitosan, chitosan/alginate Na/Ca complex.

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Brzoza-Malczewska K, Kucharska M, Wiśniewska-Wrona M, Guzińska K, Ulacha-Bacciarelli A. Modified Cellulose Products for Application in Hygiene and Dressing Materials (Part I). FIBRES & TEXTILES in Eastern Europe 2015; 23, 3(111): 126-132. DOI: 10.5604/12303666.1152554

Published in issue no 3 (111) / 2015, pages 126–132.

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