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The 4,5-Dihydroxy-2-Imidazolidinone System for Cross-Linking Cotton
- Vail, Sidney L., Verburg, Gerald B., Young, Alvin H. P.
- byproducts, chlorine, cotton, cross-linking reagents, crosslinking, discoloration, fabrics, formaldehyde, hydrolysis, textile fibers
- The 4,5-dihydroxy-2-imidazolidinone system, with methyl and/or methylol substituents in the 1,3-positions, has been studied with respect to the geometry of the hydroxyls in the 4,5-positions and with respect to the textile properties of cotton cross-linked with these agents. In addition, some of the impurities and byproducts expected in this system are discussed. Fabrics finished with the cross-linking agents have been compared with respect to acidic and basic hydrolysis of the finish, wrinkle recovery angle, chlorine damage, discoloration, and formaldehyde release.