New Self-Cleaning Fabric

UC Davis researchers have incorporated 2-anthraquinone carboxylic acid (2-AQC) in a new cotton fabric that allows the cloth to “self-clean” after usage. When exposed to light, the 2-AQC added to the cloth bonds strongly to the cellulose in the cotton and releases antimicrobial compounds. The released compounds then work to kill bacteria and break down toxins in the cloth. Researchers are looking forward to incorporating the cloth into health care uniforms and other clothing.
(Source: MedGadget)

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