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.
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