Characterization of bioscoured cotton fabrics using FT-IR ATR spectroscopy and microscopy techniques.

@article{Wang2006CharacterizationOB,
  title={Characterization of bioscoured cotton fabrics using FT-IR ATR spectroscopy and microscopy techniques.},
  author={Qiang Wang and Xuerong Fan and Weidong Gao and Jian Zhi Chen},
  journal={Carbohydrate research},
  year={2006},
  volume={341 12},
  pages={2170-5}
}
The effects of bioscouring were investigated by characterizing the chemical and physical surface changes of cotton fabrics using a purified pectinase enzyme from Bacillus subtilis strain WSHB04-02. Fourier-transform infrared (FT-IR) attenuated total-reflectance (ATR) spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and atomic force microscopy (AFM) techniques were employed. FT-IR ATR spectroscopy provided a fast and semi-quantitative assessment of the removal of pectins and/or waxes on the… CONTINUE READING