Providing Antimicrobial Activity and Ultraviolet Protection on Wool Fabrics Using New Coloured Materials Based on Pyrimidine Derivatives

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Proteinic and Man-Made Fibres, National Research Centre, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt

2 Departments of Microbial Chemistry, National Research Centre, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt

3 Department of Natural and Microbial products, National Research Centre, Dokki, Cairo 12622, Egypt


The textile industry is the second largest industry in Egypt and is important in the economy of the world. Medical textiles are the largest and fastest growing in the industry of textiles. Many compounds used in this field and new coloured compounds applied in the colouration of wool textile and as anti-microbial agents. The compounds with pyrimidine systems have different biological properties, pharmaceutical applications, medical and coloured materials used in different textile materials. The effect of thiopirido-pyrimidine derivatives on the colouring of wool and used as antimicrobials was examined. The colour fastness of the coloured wool fabrics and resistance to washing, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and radar chart diagram were also determined. The coloured wool has obtained as a good antimicrobial activity against (Staphylococcus aureus), (Escherichia coli), (Candida albicans) and Musor miehei compared to uncolored wool. The impact of the new colour material used as a finishing agent on both the shrinkage % and the recovery by moisture was investigated. The effects of the new coloured properties on wool fabrics and certain functional properties were identified and characterized. The products used as effective antimicrobial agents and will application in future works for textiles.


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Volume 65, Issue 131 - Serial Number 13
Special Issue: Chemistry and Global Challenges (Part A)
December 2022
Pages 925-932
  • Receive Date: 21 April 2022
  • Revise Date: 27 June 2022
  • Accept Date: 05 July 2022