Sonochemical Coating of Cotton and Polyester Fabrics with "Antibacterial" BSA and Casein Spheres

Ulyana Shimanovich, Artur Cavaco-Paulo, Yeshayahu Nitzan, Aharon Gedanken

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A novel antibacterial coating for cotton and polyester fabrics has been developed by using drug-loaded proteinaceous microspheres made of bovine serum albumin and casein proteins. The microbubbles were created and anchored onto the fabrics (see figure) in a one-step reaction that lasts 3 min. The sonochemically produced antibacterial fabrics have been characterized. The efficiency of the sonochemical process in converting the native proteins into microspheres, encapsulating the drug, and coating the fabric has also been studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-369
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry-A European Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2 Jan 2012


  • antibacterial agents
  • biological activity
  • proteins
  • sonochemistry

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry


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