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TitleLaccases to improve the whiteness in a conventional bleaching of cotton
Author(s)Tzanov, Tzanko
Basto, Carlos
Gübitz, Georg M.
Paulo, Artur Cavaco
Issue date2003
PublisherWiley-VCH Verlag
JournalMacromolecular materials and engineering
Citation"Macromolecular materials and engineering". ISSN 1438-7492. Part 288:10 (2003) 807-810.
Abstract(s)This study reports for the first time on the enhancement of the bleaching effect achieved on cotton using laccase enzyme. Laccases applied in short-time batchwise or pad-dry processes prior to conventional peroxide bleaching, improved the end fabric whiteness. The whiteness level reached in the combined enzymatic/peroxide process was comparable to the whiteness in two consecutive peroxide bleaches. Effect of 10 min laccase pre-treatment at 60 8C, pH 5 on fabrics whiteness before and after a conventional hydrogen peroxide bleaching.
AccessOpen access
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