Modification of a Cellulosic Fabric with β-Cyclodextrin for Textile Finishing Applications

  • Pierandrea Lo Nostro
  • Laura Fratoni
  • Piero Baglioni


Grafting of cyclodextrin (CD) molecules on suitablefabrics provides hosting cavitiesthat can include a large variety of chemicals forspecific textile finishing. In this studywe permanently grafted β-CD onto the surfaceof a cellulosic fabric, namelyTencel® according todifferent procedures. After the treatment, benzoicacid, vanillin, iodine, N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide,and dimethyl-phthalate wereloaded, by either spraying their solutionson the CD-grafted fabric, or by grafting thepreviously prepared inclusion compound onTencel®. The untreated andtreated fabrics were evaluated through scanningelectron microscopy, differential scanningcalorimetry, UV-vis spectra, X-ray diffractometry,water absorbency, breaking load loss,aroma and antimicrobial finishing tests. Our resultsindicate that the included compoundsare efficiently hosted in the CD cavities, and thefabric's surface properties are notsignificantly modified by the chemical treatments.

β-cyclodextrin, grafting grafting inclusion compound Tencel® textile 


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  • Pierandrea Lo Nostro
  • Laura Fratoni
  • Piero Baglioni

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