Applications of B-cyclodextrins in textiles

Usha Rashmi Bhaskara-Amrit,, Pramod B. Agrawal, Marijn M.C.G. Warmoeskerken

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In this paper, the general features of β-cyclodextrin and their applications in the textile industry have been reviewed. The use of β-cyclodextrin in the textile industry is of great significance due to its wide range of application. One of the key aspects is the attachment technique of β-cyclodextrin to the textile's surface. This review deals with this in depth. Some quantification and characterization methods of Textile-β-cyclodextrin are discussed. In the last few years, the new direction in textile research is the functionalisation of textile systems. It is believed that β-cyclodextrin will play a very important role in these new developments. β-cyclodextrin can act as a host for various guest molecules. This enables the development of fabrics that release chemical compounds such as fragrances and antimicrobial agents. It is concluded that there are many possibilities for the development of new textile products with advanced properties based on β-cyclodextrin.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-101
JournalAUTEX research journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • β-cyclodextrin
  • Textiles
  • Functionalisation
  • Complex inclusion
  • Cyclodextrin cavity
  • Host and guest molecules


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