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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Regional and Varietal Comparison of Metal Contents of Scoured Cottons

Author
item Gamble, Gary

Submitted to: National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: January 2, 2008
Publication Date: May 1, 2008
Citation: Gamble, G.R. 2008. Regional and Varietal Comparison of Metal Contents of Scoured Cottons. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 7-11, 2008, Nashville, TN.

Interpretive Summary: Three varieties of cotton each grown in three different growing locations in the U.S. over two growing seasons were scoured in order to remove all non-cellulose chemical constituents. The resulting cottons were subsequently analyzed for metal contents. The goal of this work is to provide regional and varietal information regarding potential differences in dyeability due to the presence of metals in the cellulose matrix.

Technical Abstract: Three varieties of upland cotton each grown in three different growing locations in the U.S. over two growing seasons were scoured in order to remove all non-cellulose chemical constituents. The resulting cottons were subsequently analyzed for calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, copper, nickel, zinc and iron contents using ICP-AES spectroscopy. The goal of this work is to provide regional and varietal information regarding potential differences in dyeability due to the presence of metals in the cellulose matrix.

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