*Correspondence to: Semahegn Asemare, Adama science and Technology University, Department of Applied Physics, Adama, Ethiopia
Received: May 05, 2021; Accepted: May 13, 2021; Published: May 17, 2021
Citation: Semahegn Asemare (2021) Synthesis and Characterization of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles: Comparing zinc Acetate, Zinc Chloride, Zinc Sulphate and Zinc Nitrate Salt Precursors for UV Light Protection in Textile Fabrics. J Nanomed Nanotech Nanomat 2:108.
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ZnO NPs were synthesized using wet-chemical method from zinc nitrate hexahydrate, zinc acetate dihydrate, zinc sulphate heptahydrate, zinc chloride precursors and characterized by XRD, FTIR, UV-Vis and Fluorescence spectroscopic techniques. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) revealed that the synthesized ZnO has an average crystal size of 24-47 nm. The FTIR exhibits a sharp and strong vibrational mode at the wavenumber of 432, 445, 460 and 435 cm1 respectively. The UV-Vis absorption spectra peak observed at 370, 371, 280 and 304 nm respectively. The emission spectra were observed in ultraviolet region due to the electronic transition from conduction band edge to valence band, and visible emission band due to defects that are related to deep level emissions. The synthesized ZnO NPs were applied on cotton and wool samples to impart sunscreen activity to the treated textile. The effectiveness of treatment was assessed by UV–Vis spectroscopy and the results are found to be good UV radiation blockers.
Keywords: Zinc Oxide nanoparticles; Spectroscopic techniques; Cotton; UV radiation blocker