July 2018, Vol. 3, No. 7, pp 145-148.
Development of Mosquito Repellent Cotton Fabric using Leucas aspera and Ocimum americanum
A. Muthumanickkam*, S. Subramanian, S. Dharani devi, Y. A. Hari Hara Sudhan, S.Karthick, K. R. Rajgowdam
Department of Textile Technology, Anna University, Chennai – 600025. India.
*Corresponding author’s e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The herbal extracts were obtained from Leucas aspera and Ocimum americanum plants. The fabric was coated with the extract by pad-dry method at room temperature. FTIR analysis was conducted to investigate the functional groups present in the plant extract. Antimicrobial activity test and mosquito repellent test were carried out for both Leucas aspera treated and Ocimum americanum treated fabrics. The Leucas aspera treated fabric showed better antimicrobial and mosquito repellent activity than Ocimum americanum treated fabric.
Keywords: Farnesene; Leucas aspera; Mosquito repellence; Ocimum americanum.