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Dye-Functionalized Polymerization Catalysts Applied to the Coloration of Textiles

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  • Prof. Dr. Frieder Jäkle

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    1. Department of Chemistry, Rutgers University—Newark, 73 Warren Street, Newark, NJ 07102 (USA), Fax: (+1) 973 353 1264
    • Department of Chemistry, Rutgers University—Newark, 73 Warren Street, Newark, NJ 07102 (USA), Fax: (+1) 973 353 1264
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Coloration Street: A recent report on a highly effective and sustainable method for the coloration of polylactide-based textiles is highlighted. In this new approach chromophoric aluminum chelates play a dual role: they act as catalysts and at the same time facilitate covalent attachment of the chromophore to the polymer chain ends.

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