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Synthesis of Novel UV Absorbers Bisindolylmethanes and Investigation of Their Applications on Cotton-Based Textile Materials

Sanko Holding, ISKO Division, Organize Sanayi Bölgesi, 3. Cadde, İnegöl, Bursa 16400, Turkey
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Art and Sciences, Yildiz Technical University, Davutpasa Campus, Esenler, Istanbul 34220, Turkey
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Academic Editor: Wim Dehaen
Molecules 2016, 21(6), 718;
Received: 14 April 2016 / Revised: 25 May 2016 / Accepted: 27 May 2016 / Published: 3 June 2016
(This article belongs to the Collection Heterocyclic Compounds)
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Nowadays modified textiles, especially UV-protective, antibacterial and antimicrobial ones, have become the focus of great interest. In this study, several new UV absorbers, bis(indolyl)methane derivatives, were synthesized and grafted onto polyvinyl alcohol polymer (PVA). Their application properties on cotton-based textile materials were determined; the UV protection factor values of the modified fabrics were measured (UPF); and the antibacterial features of the fabrics were tested. View Full-Text
Keywords: UV protection; indolyl compounds; textile applications UV protection; indolyl compounds; textile applications

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Ergindemir, H.N.; Aker, A.; Hamitbeyli, A.; Ocal, N. Synthesis of Novel UV Absorbers Bisindolylmethanes and Investigation of Their Applications on Cotton-Based Textile Materials. Molecules 2016, 21, 718.

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