Textile dyeing with a flavonoid dye: photo-stability and analytical chemistry methods

Promovendus mr. A (Alexandre) Nunes Villela
Promotor prof.dr. JT (Han) Zuilhof
Copromotor dr. TA (Teris) van Beek
Organisatie Wageningen University, Laboratory for Organic Chemistry

wo 15 april 2020 13:30 tot 15:00

Locatie Aula, gebouwnummer 362
Generaal Foulkesweg 1
6703 BG Wageningen

Samenvatting (Engelstalig):

Natural dyes for textiles is a current topic in chemistry. Alum (an aluminium salt)-pretreated wool dyed with weld (Reseda luteola L.)—a historically important vegetable source of dye for textiles—leads to yellow colours. In connection with the fact that such colours are of low resistance to light, the effect of different concentrations of aluminium ion on the photo-stability of the dye of weld was studied. The light-fastness of the colour of weld-dyed wool decreased with increasing concentrations of aluminium ion used for pretreating the wool. As the gain in light-fastness by the use of low concentrations of aluminium ion was limited, this cannot be a way to meet today’s requirement of light-fastness of the colours of dyed textiles by itself. Nevertheless, it could be part of a broader strategy to address the need for increased light-fastness of the colour of wool dyed with weld.