Polyfunctional Application on Modified Cotton Fabric

Abstract

A simple and facile method for fabricating the cotton fabric with flame retardancy is adopted in the present work. This study deals with crosslinking of cotton fabric using different polycarboxylic acids such as citric acid and 1,2,3,4-butane tetracarboxylic acid and using different catalysts such as sodium hypophosphite and sodium propionate through conventional pad-dry-cure method for flame-retardant application. The results exhibited moderate waterproofing durability and flame retardancy of the cotton fabric after treatment, offering a good opportunity to accelerate the large-scale production textile materials for new industrial applications.

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Acknowledgements

The authors KB Yazhini and HG Prabu would like to thank the DST PURSE, UGC project (1656/2013), for funding. The authors RR Kumar and Z Qixing would like to thank the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 21677080) and the Ministry of Educations Innovative Team Development Program (Grant No. IRT_17R58) of China.

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Kumar, R.R., Yazhini, K.B., Prabu, H.G. et al. Polyfunctional Application on Modified Cotton Fabric. Natl. Acad. Sci. Lett. 42, 475–478 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40009-019-00793-2

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Keywords

  • BTCA
  • CA
  • Catalyst
  • Cotton fabric
  • Flame-retardant
  • UPF