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Reaction of Dimethylol Ethylene Urea with Cotton
- Mehta, P.C., Mody, J.R.
- Textile research journal 1960 v.30 no.7 pp. 532-539
- acidity, catalysts, chlorine, cotton, cotton fabric, ethylene, pH, polymers, textile fibers, urea
- The reaction of dimethylol ethylene urea with cotton over a wide range of pH has been studied. It has been found that the DMEU polymer has a DP ranging from 2 to 5 depending on the acidity of the catalyst used. This variation in DP does not show a signiticant effect on fabric properties. 'I'he chlorine retention by DMEU-treated cotton fabrics has been reviewed and data have been presented to show the relation between this property and the methylol fornuddehyde content of the treated fabric. A method has been suggested for estimating the methylol formalclehycle content Data have also been presented examining the cuprammonium insolubility as a criterion for covalent cy-oss-linking.