Paper presented at the 14th Joint Technological Conference of ATIRA, BTRA, and SITRA, held at SITRA, Coimbatore, India.
Analysis of cotton fiber maturity. I. x-ray study of phase transformation in various cottons†
Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
Copyright © 1975 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 19, Issue 1, pages 115–123, January 1975
How to Cite
Kulshreshtha, A. K., Chudasama, V. P. and Dweltz, N. E. (1975), Analysis of cotton fiber maturity. I. x-ray study of phase transformation in various cottons. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 19: 115–123. doi: 10.1002/app.1975.070190109
- Issue published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Manuscript Received: 12 JUN 1974
An x-ray diffraction technique is described for the determination of the extent of conversion of cellulose I to cellulose II lattice in partly mercerized cottons. This technique has been applied to obtain the degree of phase transformation, after subjecting various cottons to swelling in 12% (w/w) NaOH at 65% R.H. and 27°C. For the various cottons studied, a direct relationship is found to exist between fiber maturity and the untransformed cellulose after swelling.