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Methanesulfonic Acid as Catalyst in Durable-Press Treatments of Cotton

Author:
Reinhardt, Robert M., Kullman, Russell M.H., Cashen, Norton A., Reid, J. David
Source:
Textile research journal 1973 v.43 no.9 pp. 555-556
ISSN:
0040-5175
Subject:
acidity, catalysts, catalytic activity, cotton, fabrics, textile fibers
Abstract:
Methanesulfonic acid, because of its similarity to hydroxymethanesulfonic acid, has been investigated as a catalyst for finishing cotton to produce durable-press properties. It provides strong catalysis in mild cure and conventional pad- dry-cure treatments. However, fabric must be washed after treatment to remove residual acidity which otherwise causes undesirable changes in the finish.
Agid:
6189573