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Textile materials with a pH-sensitive function

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Research into new 'sensor materials': pH-sensitive dyes in textiles
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Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to develop textile materials with a pH-sensitive function. Design/methodology/approach - As a start point, the feasibility of incorporating pH-indicators in conventional textiles using standard dyeing processes was investigated. Next, a pH-indicator was incorporated into a nylon nanofibrous structure by adding the dye to the polymer solution before the start of the electro-spinning process. Findings - The authors' results proved that it is possible to develop a pH-sensor using conventional textiles dyed by a standard dyeing process. Also, the incorporation of a pH-indicator dye into a nanofibrous structure was possible. Moreover, reproducible samples could be obtained. Furthermore, the majority of the obtained textile structures showed a clear colour change with a change in acidity. This halochromic behaviour was, however, different from the behaviour of the dyes in solution due to dye-fibre interactions. Originality/value - The knowledge obtained in this study can lead to the development of a textile pH-sensor. This sensor can be used in a broad field of applications since a colour change is a non-disturbing but clear signal which can perform a first warning function.
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Textiles, DYES, Acidity, Colours technology, Alkalinity

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Van der Schueren, Lien, and Karen De Clerck. 2011. “Textile Materials with a pH-sensitive Function.” International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology 23 (4): 269–274.
APA
Van der Schueren, L., & De Clerck, K. (2011). Textile materials with a pH-sensitive function. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLOTHING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 23(4), 269–274.
Vancouver
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Van der Schueren L, De Clerck K. Textile materials with a pH-sensitive function. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLOTHING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 2011;23(4):269–74.
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Van der Schueren, Lien, and Karen De Clerck. “Textile Materials with a pH-sensitive Function.” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLOTHING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 23.4 (2011): 269–274. Print.
@article{1920674,
  abstract     = {Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to develop textile materials with a pH-sensitive function. 
Design/methodology/approach - As a start point, the feasibility of incorporating pH-indicators in conventional textiles using standard dyeing processes was investigated. Next, a pH-indicator was incorporated into a nylon nanofibrous structure by adding the dye to the polymer solution before the start of the electro-spinning process. 
Findings - The authors' results proved that it is possible to develop a pH-sensor using conventional textiles dyed by a standard dyeing process. Also, the incorporation of a pH-indicator dye into a nanofibrous structure was possible. Moreover, reproducible samples could be obtained. Furthermore, the majority of the obtained textile structures showed a clear colour change with a change in acidity. This halochromic behaviour was, however, different from the behaviour of the dyes in solution due to dye-fibre interactions. 
Originality/value - The knowledge obtained in this study can lead to the development of a textile pH-sensor. This sensor can be used in a broad field of applications since a colour change is a non-disturbing but clear signal which can perform a first warning function.},
  author       = {Van der Schueren, Lien and De Clerck, Karen},
  issn         = {0955-6222},
  journal      = {INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLOTHING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY},
  keyword      = {Textiles,DYES,Acidity,Colours technology,Alkalinity},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {269--274},
  title        = {Textile materials with a pH-sensitive function},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09556221111136539},
  volume       = {23},
  year         = {2011},
}

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