, Volume 49, Issue 13, pp 4469-4480
Date: 20 Mar 2014

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

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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.