Natural Dyes: Sources, Chemistry, Application and Sustainability Issues

@inproceedings{Saxena2014NaturalDS,
  title={Natural Dyes: Sources, Chemistry, Application and Sustainability Issues},
  author={Sujata Saxena and Arslan S. Raja},
  year={2014}
}
Dyes derived from natural materials such as plant leaves, roots, bark, insect secretions, and minerals were the only dyes available to mankind for the coloring of textiles until the discovery of the first synthetic dye in 1856. Rapid research strides in synthetic chemistry supported by the industrialization of textile production not only led to the development of synthetic alternatives to popular natural dyes but also to a number of synthetic dyes in various hues and colors that gradually… CONTINUE READING
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