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Reducing photoyellowing of wool using nano TiO2

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posted on 2024-06-17, 19:13 authored by M Montazer, E Pakdel
Wool is the most important animal fiber used in textile industries, but its photostability is very low. Scientists have searched for new ways to increase the photostability of wool. As TiO2 nano particles have features suitable for new applications, the UV-blocking power of nano TiO2 may be used for protecting fabrics against UV rays. Treatment of wool with TiO 2 can be effective for controlling photodegradation. This study focused on protecting wool fabric against UV rays using nano TiO2. To this end, oxidized and raw wool were treated with citric acid as the cross-linking agent and different concentrations of nano TiO2. The whiteness and yellowness of wool fabric samples were reported. XRD patterns proved the existence of TiO2 nano-particles on the wool surface. Finally, the results revealed that nano TiO2 is a suitable UV absorber on wool fabric and its effect depends on concentration.

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Journal

Photochemistry and photobiology

Volume

86

Pagination

255-260

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

0031-8655

eISSN

1751-1097

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2010, The American Society of Photobiology

Issue

2

Publisher

Wiley

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