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Published in: Cellulose 5/2022

16-07-2021 | Original Research

Dyeing of chitin nanofibers with reactive dyes and preparation of their sheets and nanofiber/resin composites

Authors: Mizuki Kishimoto, Hironori Izawa, Hiroyuki Saimoto, Shinsuke Ifuku

Published in: Cellulose | Issue 5/2022

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Abstract

Blue, red and yellow chitin nanofibers were obtained using reactive dyes. Since the chitin nanofibers and the dye are covalently bonded, they are resistant to hot water and detergents. Since the dyed chitin nanofibers can be mixed at an arbitrary ratio, purple, orange, and green nanofibers corresponding to the mixed colors could be obtained. The dyed chitin nanofibers were evaluated by the reflection spectrum and the color space (L*a*b*). From the viewpoint of reaction yield and color properties, the appropriate ratio of the reactive dye to chitin was 5% at the maximum. The morphology of chitin nanofibers was maintained even after the introduction of the reactive dye. A resin combined with dyed chitin nanofibers was prepared. By combining with nanofibers, it may be possible to give color and improve mechanical strength to resin while maintaining the transparency of the resin to some extent.

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Metadata
Title
Dyeing of chitin nanofibers with reactive dyes and preparation of their sheets and nanofiber/resin composites
Authors
Mizuki Kishimoto
Hironori Izawa
Hiroyuki Saimoto
Shinsuke Ifuku
Publication date
16-07-2021
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Published in
Cellulose / Issue 5/2022
Print ISSN: 0969-0239
Electronic ISSN: 1572-882X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10570-021-04079-z