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Whiter, brighter, and more stable cellulose paper coated with antibacterial carboxymethyl starch stabilized ZnO nanoparticles

Cheng, Fei; Betts, Jonathan W.; Kelly, Stephen M.; Wareham, David W.; Kornherr, Andreas; Dumestre, Frederic; Schaller, Jens; Heinze, Thomas


Fei Cheng

Jonathan W. Betts

Stephen M. Kelly

David W. Wareham

Andreas Kornherr

Frederic Dumestre

Jens Schaller

Thomas Heinze


Small, carboxymethyl-starch-stabilised zinc oxide nanoparticles with a defined shape, size and morphology were prepared in situ in water at relatively low reaction temperatures using soluble carboxymethyl starch (CMS) as a combined crystallising, stabilising and solubilising agent and triethanolamine as the reducing agent. Aqueous colloidal solutions of these CMS-stabilised ZnO nanoparticles were used to deposit a coating of ZnO nanoparticles on cellulose paper by a wet-chemistry, polyelectrolyte, layer-by-layer approach using water as the only solvent. Such cellulose paper samples, coated with these CMS-stabilised ZnO nanoparticles, show higher brightness and whiteness than that of blank reference paper and are more stable to UV-radiation than the paper reference as well as demonstrating good antibacterial activity against MRSA and A. baumannii.


Cheng, F., Betts, J. W., Kelly, S. M., Wareham, D. W., Kornherr, A., Dumestre, F., …Heinze, T. (2014). Whiter, brighter, and more stable cellulose paper coated with antibacterial carboxymethyl starch stabilized ZnO nanoparticles. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2(20), 3057-3064.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 31, 2014
Online Publication Date Mar 31, 2014
Publication Date May 28, 2014
Deposit Date May 12, 2016
Publicly Available Date Oct 27, 2022
Journal Journal of materials chemistry b
Print ISSN 2050-750X
Electronic ISSN 2050-7518
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
Issue 20
Pages 3057-3064
Keywords Nanoparticles
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Additional Information : This document is CrossCheck deposited; : Supplementary Information; : The Royal Society of Chemistry has an exclusive publication licence for this journal; OPEN ACCESS: The accepted version of this article will be made freely available after a 12 month embargo period; : Received 6 December 2013; Accepted 31 March 2014; Accepted Manuscript published 31 March 2014; Advance Article published 14 April 2014; Version of Record published 23 April 2014


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