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Annual cotton production exceeds 25 million metric tons and accounts for more than 40 percent of the textile fiber consumed worldwide. A key textile fiber for over 5000 years, this complex carbohydrate is also one of the leading crops to benefit from genetic engineering. Cotton Fiber Chemistry and Technology offers a modern examination of cotton chemistry and physics, classification, production, and applications. The book incorporates new insight, technological developments, and other considerations.

The book focuses on providing the most up-to-date information on cotton fiber chemistry and properties. Written by leading authorities in cotton chemistry and science, the book details fiber biosynthesis, structure, chemical composition and reactions, physical properties and includes information on biotech, organic, and colored cotton. The final chapters examine worldwide production, consumption, markets, and trends in the cotton industry. They also address environmental, workplace, and consumer risks from exposure to processing chemicals and emissions.

Tracing the conversion of cotton fibers from raw materials into marketable products, Cotton Fiber Chemistry and Technology offers a complete overview of the science, technology, and economic factors that impact cotton production and applications today.

Contents

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF COTTON

BIOSYNTHESIS OF COTTON

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF COTTON

SOLVENTS FOR COTTON

STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES OF COTTON

Structure Overview

Cellulose Molecule—Constitution and Molecular Weight Distributions

Three-Dimensional Structures of Cellulose Molecules, Crystallites, and Fibers

Crystal and Microfibrillar Structure by Chemical Methods

CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF COTTON

Swelling

Etherification

Esterification

Degradation

Weather Resistance

Enzymatic Modification

Corona

Dyeing

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF COTTON

Maturity and Fineness

Tensile Strength

Elongation, Elasticity, Stiffness, Resilience, Toughness, and Rigidity

Electrical Properties

Advanced Fiber Information System

COTTON FIBER CLASSIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION

U.S. Classification System

Classification Systems of Some Countries Other Than the United States

Impact and Future of HVI Systems

PRODUCTION, CONSUMPTION, MARKETS, AND APPLICATIONS

Production, Consumption, and Markets

Applications

Future Trends

ENVIRONMENTAL, WORKPLACE, AND CONSUMER CONSIDERATIONS

Environment

Workplace

Consumer

References

Name: Cotton Fiber Chemistry and Technology (Hardback)CRC Press 
Description: By Phillip J. Wakelyn, Noelie R. Bertoniere, Alfred D. French, Devron P. Thibodeaux, Barbara A. Triplett, Marie-Alice Rousselle, Wilton R. Goynes, Jr., J. Vincent Edwards, Lawrance Hunter, David D. McAlister, Gary R. Gamble. Annual cotton production exceeds 25 million metric tons and accounts for more than 40 percent of the textile fiber consumed worldwide. A key textile fiber for over 5000 years, this complex carbohydrate is also one of the leading crops to benefit from...
Categories: Materials Chemistry, Crop Science, Industrial Textiles