University of California

Use of fluorescent dye to whiten wool


Mary Ann Morris
Barbara W. Mitchell

Authors Affiliations

Mary Ann Morris was Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition and Home Economics, Berkeley; Barbara W. Mitchell was Assistant Home Economist, California Agricultural Experiment Station, Berkeley.

Publication Information

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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