Chemical and physical characterization of water- and dew-retted flax fibers


The composition of dew-retted and water-retted flax fibers were evaluated by chemical and mass spectral analyses to determine their chemical differences. Phenolics, waxes, cutin, and carbohydrates were determined by gas liquid chromatography. Water-retted fibers contained more residual wax and lower arabinose content than the dew-retted and were finer and… (More)


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