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Steric and electrostatic effects in dye-cellulose interactions by the MTD and CoMFA approaches.

This paper presents the application of the MTD (minimal steric difference) analysis and CoMFA (comparative molecular field analysis) to series of anthraquinone vat, mono and disazo and disperses dyes with known affinities for cellulose fiber. A comparison of the results demonstrates that these methods usually agree with the prediction of structural features favorable for dyeing. A series of n = 49 anthraquinone vat dyes was studied by MTD with r2 between 0.903 and 0.941 and r2CV values in the range of 0.827-0.878. For CoMFA, r2 = 0.992, r2CV = 0.841 were obtained; the CoMFA field is in rather good agreement with vertex attributions, by MTD for attractive and repulsive vertices. Anionic disazo dyes were studied by the CoMFA method (n = 21, r2 = 0.999, r2CV = 0.703). Monoazo dyes (several series) were studied by CoMFA and MTD. The effect of lipophilicity on dye fiber affinity was, also, studied for these dyes. Disperse dye adsorption was analyzed by MTD and CoMFA (n = 27, r2 = 0.925, r2CV = 0.776). Conclusions refer to the effect of structural features of dye molecules upon adsorption on cellulose fibers.[1]


  1. Steric and electrostatic effects in dye-cellulose interactions by the MTD and CoMFA approaches. Timofeir, S., Kurunczi, L., Schmidt, W., Simon, Z. SAR and QSAR in environmental research. (2002) [Pubmed]
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