Special Issue "Advances in Colorants"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2013)
Prof. Dr. Harold Freeman
College of Textiles, North Carolina State University, NC 27695, USA
Phone: +1 919 515 6552
Interests: color and dye chemistry and sciences; energy; environment and sustainability
Until the dawning of the 21st century, advances in new colorants centered on their use in the textiles arena. While there is continuing activity in this important sector, it is now evident that organic dyes and pigments enjoy widespread use for a variety of interesting and promising non-textile, high-tech applications. The use of colorants in food, drug, and cosmetic products, in digital printing and photography, and in biological/histological stains is now matched, if not superseded, by their utility in areas such as cancer phototherapy, solar energy capture and storage, optical imaging, and color laser marking for document security. The associated “functional dyes” demonstrate the long-standing viability of the field of color chemistry and point to the need for an organized update on the present topic. It was envisioned that the coverage would involve recent developments in the molecular design, synthesis, characterization (structural and ecological), and application of organic dyes and pigments covering the visible and near-infrared regions. In addition, the resurgence of natural dyes as part of the environmental stewardship message makes this topic worthwhile to cover.While this issue will not be exhaustive in scope, it will be of interest to academic and industrial researchers, making it an indispensable product for both environments.
Prof. Dr. Harold Freeman
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- functional colorants
- molecular design
- natural dyes
- NIR dyes
- novel structures
- organic pigments
- structural analysis
- textile dyes
Materials 2012, 5(12), 2681-2704; doi:10.3390/ma5122681
Received: 13 November 2012; in revised form: 3 December 2012 / Accepted: 4 December 2012 / Published: 10 December 2012| Download PDF Full-text (935 KB)
Review: A Review of Aspects of Oxidative Hair Dye Chemistry with Special Reference to N-Nitrosamine Formation
Materials 2013, 6(2), 517-534; doi:10.3390/ma6020517
Received: 5 January 2013; in revised form: 23 January 2013 / Accepted: 28 January 2013 / Published: 13 February 2013| Download PDF Full-text (212 KB)
Materials 2013, 6(2), 580-608; doi:10.3390/ma6020580
Received: 14 January 2013; in revised form: 10 February 2013 / Accepted: 15 February 2013 / Published: 21 February 2013| Download PDF Full-text (779 KB)
Materials 2013, 6(3), 817-840; doi:10.3390/ma6030817
Received: 31 January 2013; in revised form: 20 February 2013 / Accepted: 22 February 2013 / Published: 6 March 2013| Download PDF Full-text (304 KB)
Communication: The Development of Novel Near-Infrared (NIR) Tetraarylazadipyrromethene Fluorescent Dyes
Materials 2013, 6(5), 1779-1788; doi:10.3390/ma6051779
Received: 31 January 2013; in revised form: 19 April 2013 / Accepted: 22 April 2013 / Published: 6 May 2013| Download PDF Full-text (443 KB) | Supplementary Files
Article: Characterization of Natural Dyes and Traditional Korean Silk Fabric by Surface Analytical Techniques
Materials 2013, 6(5), 2007-2025; doi:10.3390/ma6052007
Received: 4 February 2013; in revised form: 2 May 2013 / Accepted: 3 May 2013 / Published: 15 May 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1074 KB)
Article: Density Functional Theory (DFT) Study of Coumarin-based Dyes Adsorbed on TiO2 Nanoclusters—Applications to Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
Materials 2013, 6(6), 2372-2392; doi:10.3390/ma6062372
Received: 1 February 2013; in revised form: 17 April 2013 / Accepted: 18 April 2013 / Published: 10 June 2013| Download PDF Full-text (2041 KB) | Supplementary Files
Article: Fractional Factorial Design Study on the Performance of GAC-Enhanced Electrocoagulation Process Involved in Color Removal from Dye Solutions
Materials 2013, 6(7), 2723-2746; doi:10.3390/ma6072723
Received: 21 January 2013; in revised form: 8 April 2013 / Accepted: 10 May 2013 / Published: 10 July 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1206 KB)
Last update: 10 October 2012