Journal of Surfactants and Detergents

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 151–154

Synthesis and application of polymeric fluorescent whitening agents

Authors

    • School of Chemical EngineeringBeijing Technology and Business University
  • Guangxun Guo
    • School of Chemical EngineeringBeijing Technology and Business University
  • Jun Zhang
    • School of Chemical EngineeringBeijing Technology and Business University
  • Yu E Sun
    • School of Chemical EngineeringBeijing Technology and Business University
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11743-001-0168-2

Cite this article as:
Liu, Y., Guo, G., Zhang, J. et al. J Surfact Deterg (2001) 4: 151. doi:10.1007/s11743-001-0168-2

Abstract

From p-toluic acid, a series of polymeric fluorescent whitening agents (FWA) was synthesized. In the paper are given the details for the synthesis of the FWA and their intermediates. The products are water-dispersible or water-soluble, have good affinity with hydrophobic fabrics, affect the soil-releasing effect on polyester, soiled or aged cotton fabrics, and can be incorporated into concentrated fabric conditioner, a product type using FWA that is being developed. Polymeric FWA add excellent brightness to polyester and soiled or aged cotton for which the usual anionic FWA have little effect.

Key Words

Fluorescent whitening agentssoil-releasingsynthesiswhitening

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