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Methanesulfonic Acid as Catalyst in Durable-Press Treatments of Cotton
- Reinhardt, Robert M., Kullman, Russell M.H., Cashen, Norton A., Reid, J. David
- Textile research journal 1973 v.43 no.9 pp. 555-556
- acidity, catalysts, catalytic activity, cotton, fabrics, textile fibers
- 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.