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Functionalization of textile fabrics with nanoparticles for UV protection

Grant number: 16/04219-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2016
Effective date (End): May 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Production Engineering
Principal Investigator:Silgia Aparecida da Costa
Grantee:Luz Esmeralda Román Mendoza
Host Institution: Escola de Artes, Ciências e Humanidades (EACH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The skin cancer is the most common type of cancer worldwide and each year is produced worldwide over three million cases, because it is directly related to the exposure of the skin to ultraviolet radiation generated by the sun. In Brazil, several institutions such as the National Cancer Institute José Alencar Gomes da Silva and the Ministry of Health of Brazil, reported the increase and appearance of new cancers in recent years.In this project will be make functionalization of textile fabrics of 100% cotton fibers with zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles, which has interesting properties for applications such as sunscreen. Therefor improving the cotton protection features to ultraviolet radiation.The functionalization of fabrics with nanoparticles will be performed by the exhaustion process using a foulard. Functionalized textiles will be evaluated by technical standards to determine the UV-blocking quantification characteristics, cytotoxicity of textiles, and resistance to cycles of washes of the functionalization, fastness tests, physical tests and also the structural and morphological characterizations.

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ROMAN, LUZ E.; HUACHANI, JESSICA; URIBE, CARMEN; SOLIS, JOSE L.; GOMEZ, MONICA M.; COSTA, SIRLENE; COSTA, SILGIA. Blocking erythemally weighted UV radiation using cotton fabrics functionalized with ZnO nanoparticles in situ. Applied Surface Science, v. 469, p. 204-212, . (16/04219-5)
Academic Publications
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MENDOZA, Luz Esmeralda Román. Functionalization of textile fabrics with nanoparticles for UV protection. 2018. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola de Artes, Ciências e Humanidades (EACH) São Paulo.

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