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Chemistry of novel, environmentally benign textile treatments

Subproject of: Austrian Biorefinery Center - Tulln (ABCT) (ABCT)

Project Leader
Rosenau Thomas, Project Leader
Land Niederösterreich - Technologie Calls
Type of Research
Basic Research
Potthast Antje, Sub Projectleader
BOKU Research Units
Division of Chemistry of Renewable Resources
Funded by
Amt der Niederösterreichischen Landesregierung, Landhausplatz 1, A-3109 St. Pölten, Austria
Acticell GmbH, Borschkegasse 6/8, 1090 Wien, Austria
This ABCT subproject deals with modern textile bleaching technology. The main focus is on elucidation of the chemical reaction mechanisms in novel, environmentally benign bleaching systems for jeans (denim) fabrics. The degradation products of indigo and other dyes will be identified, while at the same time studying the effects on cellulose integrity (chain degradation, oxidation). Another topic is the yellowing and aging behavior of the bleached textiles, in particular the identification of the chromophores generated.
Analytical chemistry; Organic chemistry; Polymer chemistry; Environmental chemistry ; Spectroscopy ; Textile technology;
aging behavior; biorefineries; chlorine-free bleaching; renewable resources; textile bleaching; yellowing behavior; cellulosic pulp; cellulose;
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