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Surface modification of PET fibers with the use of β-cyclodextrin

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The purpose of our research was to prepare nanoencapsulated PET textile materials, which would be used as odor carriers (underwear and bed sheets with aromatherapy activities) or would act as malodorous absorbers (absorption of cigarette smell). We grafted β-cyclodextrin onto PET textile materials by using a polyfunctional reagent 1,2,3,4-butanetetracarboxylic acid. To reduce the curing temperature of the reaction, catalysts such as sodium hypophosphite and cyanamide were used. We prepared nanoencapsulated polyester textile materials with increased adsorption capacity and with delayed release of volatile or active compounds. © 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci, 2009

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