Decrystallization and acetylation and benzoylation of cotton fibers



The general effects of chemical modification such as acetylation and benzoylation on cotton yarns and fabrics are described and it is demonstrated that the physical properties of yarns and fabrics in terms of their elongation, moisture regain, friction, abrasion resistance, and recovery are enhanced significantly. Thermal analysis data show that benzoylated sample is the most stable product.