Abstract: In this study, we report the synthesis, characterization and application of Sericin/-Cyclodextrin material for skin care finish on cotton fabric. The Sericin/-Cyclodextrin material was successfully synthesized by using citric acid. Sericin was characterized by SDS-PAGE for molecular weight analysis and calculated A-ratio for the purity of sericin by using UV spectra analysis. The Sericin/-Cyclodextrin material is characterized by Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Dynamic light scattering (DLS) confirmed that the synthesized material was spherical and flat in shapes varied from micro to nano range. Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy spectra and ferric hydroxamate test confirmed the successful synthesized the material. Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) confirmed that the stability of material at a higher temperature. SEM image and Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy spectra were confirmed to presence of material over cotton fabrics. α-tocopherol loaded material treated cotton samples were displayed very good scavenging activity ranges 62-70% against DPPH free radical after 20 washes. Treated cotton samples were displayed good to very good UPF value varies from 18 to 26. Treated fabrics were shown good mechanical, Moisture transport and optical properties. The synthesized finishing material has a lot of potentials to use for skincare textile applications.

Keywords: Biopolymer, Sericin, -Cyclodextrin, Citric acid, Scavenging activity, Skincare.

PDF | DOI: 10.17148/IARJSET.2023.10630

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