Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 49, Issue 13, pp 4469–4480 | Cite as

Photochemical stability of cellulose textile surfaces painted with some reactive azo-triazine dyes

  • Liliana Rosu
  • Dan Rosu
  • Cristian-Catalin Gavat
  • Cristian-Dragos Varganici


The influence of ultraviolet irradiation of different doses (λ > 300 nm) on the structural and color modifications of cotton fabrics painted with four different azo-triazine dyes (Reactive Yellow 143, Reactive Orange 13, Reactive Red 183, and Reactive Red 2) was studied. High irradiation doses up to 3500 J cm−2 led to changes in the dyes structures. Structural changes before and after the complete irradiation were compared by applying FTIR, UV–Vis, and near infrared chemical imaging techniques. Color modifications were also investigated. Color differences significantly increased with the irradiation dose for all the studied samples.


Color Modification Glucose Ring Sulfate Barium Chromophore Accumulation Bleached Cotton Fiber 
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Authors acknowledge the financial support of a grant of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research, CNCS—UEFISCDI, Project Number PN-II-ID-PCE-2011-3-0187. Authors are grateful to Ph.D. student Manuela-Tatiana Nistor of the “Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Iasi, Romania, for the recording of the NIR spectra. Paper dedicated to the 65th anniversary of “Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of Romanian Academy, Iasi, Romania.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Liliana Rosu
    • 1
  • Dan Rosu
    • 1
  • Cristian-Catalin Gavat
    • 2
  • Cristian-Dragos Varganici
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre of Advanced Research in Bionanoconjugates and Biopolymers“Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular ChemistryIasiRomania
  2. 2.University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Gr T Popa” IasiIasiRomania

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