Fragrant Finishing of Cotton Fabric Using β-Cyclodextrin
The goal of the current research is the development of an approach that anchors b-cyclodextrin (b-CD) and vanillin fragrance to cotton fabrics simultaneously using traditional pad-dry-cure and pad-dry-batch processes. 2-hydroxypropyl-b-cyclodextrin (HP-b-CD) was mixed with vanillin in water at room temperature and the resultant complex was then applied on the fabric with the use of two crosslinking agents, i.e. glyoxal and a commercial CIBA Knittex® FA CONC. The effects of the amount of HP-b-CD and the type of crosslinking agents on the amount of vanillin deposited on the fabric and its release rate were investigated using UV spectrophotometry.
M. Nakpathom et al., "Fragrant Finishing of Cotton Fabric Using β-Cyclodextrin", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 55-57, pp. 909-912, 2008