Der Pharma Chemica
Journal for Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Computational Chemistry


Effect of Catechu Natural Dye Extracts on Coloration and Antibacterial Protection Factor for Different Cellulosic Fabrics

Author(s): Hassan M Ibrahim

This work aims to prepare and evaluate a natural dye named catechu as a dye and antibacterial substance. Cotton and viscose fabrics were dyed at different pH values and duration temperature. In addition, the antibacterial properties was evaluated for dyed fabrics towards Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Results showed that the dyed fabrics used as bactericidal substance and it is durable with washing at 25 times wash cycles.