Crosslinked and Dyed Chitosan Fiber Presenting Enhanced Acid Resistance and Bioactivities
AbstractThe application of biodegradable chitosan fiber for healthy and hygienic textiles is limited due to its poor acid resistance in wet processing and poor antioxidant activity. In order to prepare chitosan fiber with good acid resistance and high antioxidant activity, chitosan fiber was first crosslinked by a water-soluble aziridine crosslinker, and then dyed with natural lac dye consisting of polyphenolic anthraquinone compounds. The main application conditions and crosslinking mechanism of the aziridine crosslinker, the adsorption mechanism and building-up property of lac dye on the crosslinked fiber, and the effects of crosslinking and dyeing on the antioxidant and antibacterial activities of chitosan fiber were studied. The crosslinked fiber exhibited greatly reduced weight loss in acidic solution, and possessed excellent acid resistance. Lac dye displayed a very high adsorption capability on the crosslinked fiber and a high utilization rate under weakly acidic medium. The Langmuir–Nernst isotherm was the best model to describe the adsorption behavior of lac dye, and Langmuir adsorption had great contribution to total adsorption. Lac dyeing imparted good antioxidant activity to chitosan fiber. Crosslinking and dyeing had no impact on the good inherent antibacterial activity of chitosan fiber. View Full-Text
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Li, X.-Q.; Tang, R.-C. Crosslinked and Dyed Chitosan Fiber Presenting Enhanced Acid Resistance and Bioactivities. Polymers 2016, 8, 119.
Li X-Q, Tang R-C. Crosslinked and Dyed Chitosan Fiber Presenting Enhanced Acid Resistance and Bioactivities. Polymers. 2016; 8(4):119.Chicago/Turabian Style
Li, Xiao-Qiong; Tang, Ren-Cheng. 2016. "Crosslinked and Dyed Chitosan Fiber Presenting Enhanced Acid Resistance and Bioactivities." Polymers 8, no. 4: 119.
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