Physico-Chemical Principles of Color Chemistry

  • A. T. Peters
  • H. S. Freeman

Part of the Advances in Color Chemistry Series book series (ACCS, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. C. M. Brennan, J. F. Bullock
    Pages 44-82
  3. D. J. Edwards, A. P. Ormerod, G. J. T. Tiddy, A. A. Jaber, A. Mahendrasingham
    Pages 83-106
  4. A. Iqbal, B. Medinger, R. B. McKay
    Pages 107-144
  5. G. L. Baughman, S. Banerjee, T. A. Perenich
    Pages 145-195
  6. H. S. Freeman, D. Hinks, J. Esancy
    Pages 254-292
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 293-299

About this book


At the beginning of this series of volumes on Color Chemistry, the editors pointed to a number of events that have served as stimuli for techno­ logical advances in the field, thus preventing dyestuff manufacturing from becoming what might otherwise be viewed by now as a 'sunset industry'. The volumes which followed have provided ample evidence for our belief that the field of colour chemistry is very much alive, though arguably in need of further stimulus. For instance, a viable approach to the design of new chromophores and to the design of metal-free acid, direct, and reactive dyes having fastness properties comparable to their metallized counterparts represent the kind of breakthroughs that would help ensure the continued success of this important field. While it must be acknowledged that serendipity 'smiled' on our discipline at its inception and has repeated the favor from time to time since then, few would argue against the proposition that most of the significant advances in the technology associated with any scientific discipline result from research designed to enhance our understanding of the fundamental causes for experimental observations, many of which are pursued because they are unexpected, intriguing and intellectually stimulating. Little reflection is required for one who knows the history of the dyestuff industry to realize that this is certainly true in the colour chemistry arena, as it was basic research that led to fiber-reactive dyes, dyes for high technology, and modern synthetic organic pigments.


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Editors and affiliations

  • A. T. Peters
    • 1
  • H. S. Freeman
    • 2
  1. 1.Chemistry and Chemical TechnologyUniversity of BradfordBradfordUK
  2. 2.Dept. of Textile Engineering, Chemistry & ScienceNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6528-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0091-2
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