UV absorption property of bamboo

Afrin, Tarannum, Tsuzuki, Takuya and Wang, Xungai 2012, UV absorption property of bamboo, Journal of the textile institute, vol. 103, no. 4, pp. 394-399.

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Title UV absorption property of bamboo
Author(s) Afrin, Tarannum
Tsuzuki, Takuya
Wang, Xungai
Journal name Journal of the textile institute
Volume number 103
Issue number 4
Start page 394
End page 399
Total pages 6
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2012-04
ISSN 0040-5000
1754-2340
Keyword(s) bamboo
UV absorption
fibre
lignin
Summary This article describes ultra violet (UV) light shielding behaviour of Australian grown bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens). Optical reflectance showed that untreated bamboo plant has UV absorption properties. To reveal the origin of the UV absorption property, its chemical components were extracted using several polar and non-polar solvents. The extracts in most of the polar and non-polar solvents showed UV absorption property. Protic polar solvents showed better ability to extract UV absorbing chemicals than aprotic and non-polar solvents, except hexane. The chemical components of bamboo were analysed by FT-IR spectroscopy and the findings were correlated with the UV absorbance characteristics. The results confirmed that the UV absorption ability of bamboo originates from nothing but lignin. It is thus indicated that the conventional methods to manufacture bamboo fibres, such as complete degumming or viscose methods, that involve the removal of lignin, cannot retain the unique UV absorption property of bamboo plant in bamboo fibres.
Notes Available online 21st July 2011 as an iFirst article
Language eng
Field of Research 091012 Textile Technology
Socio Economic Objective 820105 Softwood Plantations
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, The Textile Institute.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30040584

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation
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