Next Article in Journal
Diterpenylquinone Hybrids: Synthesis and Assessment of Gastroprotective Mechanisms of Action in Human Cells
Previous Article in Journal
The Inhibitory Effects of Phenolic and Terpenoid Compounds from Baccharis trimera in Siha Cells: Differences in Their Activity and Mechanism of Action
Molecules 2013, 18(9), 11033-11043; doi:10.3390/molecules180911033

Microwave Assisted Dyeing of Polyester Fabrics with Disperse Dyes

1,* , 1,2,*  and 1
1 Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Kuwait University, P.O. Box 5969, Safat 13060, Kuwait 2 Dyeing, Printing and Textile Auxiliaries Department, Textile Research Division, National Research Centre, Dokki, Giza 12622, Egypt
* Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 8 July 2013 / Revised: 29 August 2013 / Accepted: 29 August 2013 / Published: 9 September 2013
(This article belongs to the Section Organic Synthesis)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [217 KB, uploaded 18 June 2014]   |  


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 polyester fabrics; disperse dyes; thienobenzochromene; microwave heating
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Share & Cite This Article

Further Mendeley | CiteULike
Export to BibTeX |
EndNote |
MDPI and ACS Style

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.

View more citation formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

For more information on the journal, click here


[Return to top]
Molecules EISSN 1420-3049 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert