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A Study on Extraction and Application of Eco-Friendly Natural Dye Extracted from Flowers of Hibiscus Vittifoliusl on Silk Fabric using combination of Mordants and their Antimicrobial Activity

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Chemistry, A. V. V. M. Sri Pushpam College, Poondi, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu-613503, India
  • 2Department of Chemistry, A. V. V. M. Sri Pushpam College, Poondi, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu-613503, India

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 5, Issue (4), Pages 39-45, April,2 (2016)


In the present study dye extract was prepared from flower of Hibiscus vittifolius L was used as a source of natural dyes for dyeing of silk samples. It belongs to family malvaceae, commonly known as siru thutthi. The dye has good scope in the commercial dyeing of silk in textile industry. So in present investigation, bleached silk fabrics were dyed with different chemical mordants. The colour fastness properties dyed fabrics washing, light, rubbing fastness and perspiration fastness and K/S –value of dyed silk fabric were determined. From the comparative study of fastness properties and K/S –value of the dyed silk samples, Hibiscus vittifolius L in pre mordanting method with 4% mordant (ferrous sulphate) combination give better results. Antimicrobial activities of the dye extract were also studied.


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