Surface Modification of Wool Fibers by Ecologically Ozone-Assisted Treatment
Wool fiber was modified using ecologically acceptable ozone-assisted treatment (ECO) in this study. Chemical and mechanical analysis of the treated samples compared with the untreated and Basolan○,R88 treated ones are reported. An atom force microscope (AFM) results show that the crimple was generated on the surface of ECO treated wool fiber and the peak-to-valley decreased slightly. However, Fourier transforms infrared spectra (FTIR) results suggest the absorbency and the oxidation of disulfide bonds increased after the ECO treatment, especially at 1024cm-1. The crystallinity of the treated wool fiber slightly increased based on the X-ray results. The treatment also led to reduction in strength of the wool fiber.
Qi Luo and Yuanzhi Wang
A. L. Wan and W. D. Yu, "Surface Modification of Wool Fibers by Ecologically Ozone-Assisted Treatment", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 181-182, pp. 383-388, 2011