Res Chem Intermed (2018) 44:6219–6237 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11164-018-3486-x The use of graphite/TiO nanocomposite additive for preparation of polyacrylic based visible-light induced antibacterial and self-cleaning coating 1 1 1 • • Rahimeh Nosrati Ali Olad Fatemeh Maryami Received: 19 January 2018 / Accepted: 22 May 2018 / Published online: 28 May 2018 Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract Graphite/TiO nanocomposite additive was used to make a photocat- alytic, hydrophilic, and antibacterial polyacrylic based coating. Various amounts of nanocomposite additive with different weight ratios of graphite to TiO were used in a commercial grade polyacrylic matrix and the properties of the related coating were investigated and compared with the polyacrylic coating not containing a nanocomposite additive. FTIR, XRD, FESEM, and UV–Vis spectroscopy were applied to characterize the nanocomposite additive and coating. The water contact angle of additive contained polyacrylic coating reached less than 10 after 24 h illumination of LED lamp light. Photodecolorization efﬁciency of methylene blue dye aqueous solution in the presence of modiﬁed coatings reached 47% during 5 h LED lamp irradiation. The nanocomposite additive formulated coatings exhibited good stability in water environment and antibacterial property against Bacillus anthracis and Staphylococcus aureus Gram positive species. Surfactant presence
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Published: May 28, 2018
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