Structure, Preparation and Chemistry of Reactive Dyes

  • C. V. Stead


Facets of the basic chemistry of the various types of reactive dyes relevant to their use in dye-affinity chromatography are discussed and the wide variety of chromogens used in reactive dyes are reviewed. Disadvantages for the biochemist resulting from dependence upon dyes marketed purely for the textile industry are mentioned. Computer-aided study of the interaction between proteins and dye chromogens has suggested improved dye structures for chromatographic application. The preparative methods used in the manufacture of some conventional textile dyes are outlined together with the manner in which they may be varied to yield structures specifically targetted for protein interaction.


Sulphonic Acid Group Triazine Ring Cyanuric Chloride Dyeing Process Carbohydrate Substrate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. V. Stead
    • 1
  1. 1.Affinity Chromatography Ltd.ManchesterUK

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