FSAD 6260 - [The Chemistry of Textile Finishes and Dyeing]

Spring. Offered alternate years. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: organic chemistry course or permission of instructor.

C. C. Chu.

Discusses chemical aspects of textiles with emphasis on finishes and dyeing. Examines industrially important textile chemicals used for dyeing and enhancing fiber and fabric properties, such as durable press, anti-soiling, and water repellency. Emphasizes the correlation of the observed effect with chemical structure, end-user influences, interaction with fabric and fibers, sources, and synthetic routes. Briefly discusses the environmental effect of these textile chemicals and current federal regulation.

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