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A new hyperbranched polymer based on aconitic acid and two different amine (triethnaol amine and diethylenetriamine) with different functional groups; hydroxyl and amine groups respectively was successfully synthesised by A2B3 polymerization technique and characterised using Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), rheological properties, antimicrobial and cytotoxicity activity. In addition, a new heterocyclic azo dye was synthesised and characterised using FT-IR, NMR, mass spectra and antimicrobial activity. Characterisation provides that both composites and azo dye have been well prepared. A mixture from both hyberbranched polymer and synthesised azo dye have been applied to cotton fabrics. Evaluation of treated fabrics shows that, the surface of treated fabrics has a thin film from applied composite which coated the whole fibre surface. Treated fabrics have good antimicrobial activity against gram positive, gram negative bacteria and fungi. Fastness properties, physical and mechanical properties for treated fabrics were also evaluated.
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Name: Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
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