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Table 2 Summary of the type of nanoparticles used for antibacterial or antifungal activity

From: Nanomaterials for Functional Textiles and Fibers

Antibacterial agent Fabrics Antibacterial or antifungal tests
Silver-tricalcium phosphate NPs (Ag/TCP) Polyamide E. coli and S. sanguinis, 2011 [38]
Silver nanoparticles Polyester E. coli and S. aureus, 2010 [40]
Silver nanoparticles Polyester and polyamide E. coli and S. aureus; laundering durability pretreatment: corona, 2008 [41]
Silver nanoparticles Polyester and polyamide C. albicans; laundering durability pretreatment: corona, 2009 [42]
Silver nanoparticles Polyester E. coli and S. aureus; laundering durability pretreatment: radio frequency (RF) plasma, 2010 [43]
Silver nanoparticles Polyester S. aureus, S. epidermidis, P. aeruginosa, and C. albicans, 2008 [46]
Silver ammonia complex Polyamide E. coli; laundering durability pretreatment: glutaraldehyde (GDA), 2010 [47]
Silver ammonia complex Polyamide E. coli and S. aureus, 2012 [48]
Silver ammonia complex Polyamide E. coli and S. aureus; laundering durability, 2014 [49]
Silver nanoparticles Polyamide E. coli and S. aureus, 2015 [50]
Silver nanoparticles (in situ synthesis) Polyester E. coli and S. aureus, 2013 [51]
Copper nanoparticles (in situ synthesis) Polyamide S. aureus, 2013 [52]
TiO2 nanoparticles Polyester/wool E. coli, 2011 [54]
TiO2 nanoparticles Polyester E. coli pretreatment: oxygen and argon plasma, 2010 [58]
TiO2 nanoparticles Polyester E. coli Pretreatment: corona/air RF plasma, 2011 [59]
SiO2 nanoparticles Polyester E. coli and S. aureus; laundering durability binder: acrylate polymer, 2013 [55]
ZnO nanoparticles Cotton/polyester E. coli and M. luteus, 2014 [56]
Ag/ZnO composite nanoparticles Cotton/polyester E. coli and M. luteus, 2014 [61]
Silver-doped silica-complex nanoparticles Polyester E. coli and S. aureus, 2014 [62]
Chitosan and silver-loaded chitosan nanoparticles Polyester S. aureus, 2011 [63]
Mixture of silver and TiO2 nanoparticles Polyester E. coli, S. aureus and C. albicans, 2011 [64]
Silica sols with silver nanoparticles Polyamide E. coli; laundering durability, 2010 [65]
Gold nanoparticles Polypropylene E. coli and S. aureus; laundering durability pretreatment: air plasma treatment, 2013 [66]
Silver nanoparticles Polypropylene/polyethylene E. coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and S. aureus, 2005 [67]