Use of fluorescent dye to whiten wool
AuthorsMary Ann Morris
Barbara W. Mitchell
Authors AffiliationsMary Ann Morris was Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition and Home Economics, Berkeley; Barbara W. Mitchell was Assistant Home Economist, California Agricultural Experiment Station, Berkeley.
Hilgardia 30(8):237-245. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v30n08p237. November 1960.
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The whitening effect of a fluorescent dye applied from organic solvents to white wool was investigated. Optimum conditions for applying C. I. Fluorescent Brightening Agent #68 from perchlorethylene and Stoddard solvent at room temperature were developed. Visual evaluation in daylight and under ultraviolet light showed a marked improvement in whiteness after application of the dye to white wool fabrics. The fastness of the dye to conditions encountered during use was found to be satisfactory.
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