Table of Contents
Journal of Textiles
Volume 2013, Article ID 423842, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/423842
Research Article

Dyeing Studies with Eucalyptus, Quercetin, Rutin, and Tannin: A Research on Effect of Ferrous Sulfate Mordant

1Department of Textile Chemistry Technology, Faculty of Industrial Textiles and Fashion Design, Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon, 517 Nakhonsawan Road, Kwang Suan Chitladda, Dusit District, Bangkok 10300, Thailand
2Department of Textile Product Design, Faculty of Industrial Textiles and Fashion Design, Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon, 517, Nakhonsawan Road, Kwang Suan Chitlada, Dusit District, Bangkok 10300, Thailand
3Department of Textile Science, Faculty of Agro-Industry, Kasetsart University, 50 Phaholyotin Road, Chatuchak District, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
4Department of Textile Science and Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Thammasat University, Rangsit Center, Pathumthani 12121, Thailand
5National Metal and Materials Technology Center, National Science and Technology Development Agency, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand

Received 28 December 2012; Revised 5 March 2013; Accepted 2 April 2013

Academic Editor: Nabil Ibrahim

Copyright © 2013 Rattanaphol Mongkholrattanasit et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Natural dyes from Eucalyptus leaf extract, quercetin, rutin, and tannin were applied to silk fabric by pad-batch and pad-dry techniques under different conditions. Ferrous sulfate was used as a mordant. The dyeing properties were evaluated by measuring K/S and CIELAB values. In addition, the different fastness properties were evaluated. The effect of dyes at different concentration levels with respect to their colour strength was also studied.