Dyeing of white and indigo dyed cotton fabrics with Mimosa tenuiflora extract

ERKAN G., Sengul K., Kaya S.

JOURNAL OF SAUDI CHEMICAL SOCIETY, vol.18, no.2, pp.139-148, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jscs.2011.06.001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.139-148
  • Keywords: Dyes/pigments, Cotton, Condensed tannins, Mimosa tenuiflora extract, Mordant, NATURAL DYES, WOOL, SILK, FASTNESS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Mimosa tenuiflora extract has been used in food industry as an additive and in textile and leather industry as a colorant. Two types of fabrics, ready to be dyed white and indigo dyed fabrics, were dyed with M. tenuiflora extract. The fabrics were mordanted after dyeing with six different metal salts. Colorimetric evaluations of fabrics were carried out by spectrophotometer. Colour fastness to washing, rubbing and light were performed. Colour strength of fabrics was calculated from Kubelka-Munk formula. Highest vividness (C*) values were obtained by Ni mordant. Moderate fastness values were observed. However poor wet rubbing fastness values were observed in the case of indigo dyed fabrics due to lack of good wet rubbing fastness of indigo itself. (C) 2011 King Saud University. Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.