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Abstract

The effect of pH, temperature, dye concentration, and additives on the adsorption of the dyes FD & C (Food, Drugs & Cosmetics) Blue 1 and Blue 2 upon the polyamides nylon 4–7,9, and 10–12 was studied and a correlation between these parameters and the dye uptake was found. The adsorption kinetics of the dyes on the polyamides were studied and a mechanism based on the interaction of the acid groups of the dyes and the positively charged groups of the polyamides was suggested. © 1993 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.