APPLICATION OF CYCLODEXTRINS IN TEXTILE PROCESSES. Cyclodextrins (CDs) are water soluble cyclic sugars with a hydrophobic nanometric cavity that permits the formation of host/guest inclusion complexes with a large variety of molecules, alternating their physical-chemical properties. In the present review CD research related to the processing of textiles is revised and discussed. CDs may function as encapsulating, dispersing and leve lling agents in the dyeing and washing of textiles. Furthermore they may be anchored to polymers and textile fibers in order to impart special properties such as odor reduction, UV protection or for the controlled release of perfumes, aromas, mosquito repellents or substances with therapeutical effects.
Voncina, B. (2012). Application of Cyclodextrins in Textile Dyeing. In Textile Dyeing. InTech. https://doi.org/10.5772/19147