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Microwave Assisted Dyeing of Polyester Fabrics with Disperse Dyes
Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Kuwait University, P.O. Box 5969, Safat 13060, Kuwait
Dyeing, Printing and Textile Auxiliaries Department, Textile Research Division, National Research Centre, Dokki, Giza 12622, Egypt
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Received: 8 July 2013; in revised form: 29 August 2013 / Accepted: 29 August 2013 / Published: 9 September 2013
Abstract: Dyeing of polyester fabrics with thienobenzochromene disperse dyes under conventional and microwave heating conditions was studied in order to determine whether microwave heating could be used to enhance the dyeability of polyester fabrics. Fastness properties of the dyed samples were measured. All samples dyed with or without microwave heating displayed excellent washing and perspiration fastness. The biological activities of the synthesized dyes against Gram positive bacteria, Gram negative bacteria, yeast and fungus were also evaluated.
Keywords: polyester fabrics; disperse dyes; thienobenzochromene; microwave heating
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Al-Mousawi, S.M.; El-Apasery, M.A.; Elnagdi, M.H. Microwave Assisted Dyeing of Polyester Fabrics with Disperse Dyes. Molecules 2013, 18, 11033-11043.
Al-Mousawi SM, El-Apasery MA, Elnagdi MH. Microwave Assisted Dyeing of Polyester Fabrics with Disperse Dyes. Molecules. 2013; 18(9):11033-11043.
Al-Mousawi, Saleh M.; El-Apasery, Morsy A.; Elnagdi, Mohamed H. 2013. "Microwave Assisted Dyeing of Polyester Fabrics with Disperse Dyes." Molecules 18, no. 9: 11033-11043.