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Crosslinking of cotton in the presence of poly(vinyl alcohol). Analysis and composition of products

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  • B. A. Kottes Andrews,

    1. Southern Regional Research Laboratory, Southern Marketing and Nutrition Research Division, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, New Orleans, Louisiana 70179
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  • J. G. Frick Jr.

    1. Southern Regional Research Laboratory, Southern Marketing and Nutrition Research Division, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, New Orleans, Louisiana 70179
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Abstract

The spectrophotometric method developed by Finley for the determination of poly(vinyl alcohol) in paper coatings has been adapted for analysis of cotton fabrics crosslinked with finishes containing a poly(vinyl alcohol) additive. The effect of time and pH of hydrolysis on the analysis, and the dependency of the durability of the poly(vinyl alcohol) on the crosslinking agent are established. Evidence of chemical attachment to the cellulose of the cotton fiber through the crosslinking agent is offered.

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