JAIC 1985, Volume 24, Number 2, Article 5 (pp. 104 to 109)
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JAIC 1985, Volume 24, Number 2, Article 5 (pp. 104 to 109)

THE DETECTION OF MORDANTS BY ENERGY DISPERSIVE X-RAY SPECTROMETRY

N. Indictor, R.J. Koestler, & R. Sheryll


ABSTRACT—Twelve mordanted and cochineal dyed modern wool samples were subjected to scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (SEM-EDS) analysis. The analyses for metallic elements matched in all cases those actually used in the preparation. The mordants detected contained the metallic elements: aluminum, chromium, copper, iron, and tin. SEM photomicrographs were also examined for the effects of mordanting on fiber surfaces. Atomic absorption (AA) analysis of the samples is also reported.

Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. EXPERIMENTAL
3. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
4. CONCLUSIONS
a: References
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