Handbook of Natural Colorants

Handbook of Natural Colorants

Editor(s): Thomas Bechtold, Rita Mussak

Published Online: 28 APR 2009

Print ISBN: 9780470511992

Online ISBN: 9780470744970

DOI: 10.1002/9780470744970

Series Editor(s): Christian V. Stevens

About this Book

Concentration on renewable resources, sustainability and replacement of oil based products are driving forces to reassess the potential of natural resources including natural colorants. The growing consumer interest in purchasing "green" products, which exhibit an improved environmental profile, can be seen as the break-through force needed to reintroduce natural colorants into the modern markets.

Written by scientists with specialised knowledge in the field, Handbook of Natural Colorants provides a unique source of information, summarising the present knowledge of natural colorants in depth. Supporting researchers in this emerging field of sustainable chemistry, it provides easy access to the theory and practice of natural colorants from different viewpoints, including agricultural, economic and legislative aspects.

Topics covered include:

  • History of coloration technology
  • Present position of natural colorants
  • Regional plant source availability
  • Specific application techniques
  • Chemical properties that professional dyers and chemists have to consider
  • Agricultural sourcing of dyes with an emphasis on renewable resources
  • Discussions on energy and material balance issues arising from the sourcing of  materials
  • Production aspects of colorants, leading on to the key applications
  • Environmental and economic aspects

Also included are the pros and cons of natural dyestuffs, presenting some promising results and evaluating the potential use of vegetable dyes as alternatives to chemical-based ones with a focus on green chemistry

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Historical Aspects

  2. Part II: Regional Aspects of Availability of Plant Sources

    1. Chapter 5

      Dyes in South America (pages 53–64)

      Veridiana Vera de Rosso and Adriana Zerlotti Mercadante

  3. Part III: Colorant Production and Properties

    1. Chapter 15

      Chlorophylls (pages 243–254)

      Ursula Maria Lanfer Marquez and Daniela Borrmann

  4. Part IV: Application in Technical Use and Consumer Products

    1. Chapter 17

      Application of Natural Dyes in the Coloration of Wood (pages 277–313)

      Martin Weigl, Andreas Kandelbauer, Christian Hansmann, Johannes Pöckl, Ulrich Müller and Michael Grabner

  5. Part V: Environmental

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