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Natural Dyes: Scope and Challenges

Arun Arya (Editor) M. Daniel (Editor) S.D. Bhattacharya (Editor) Vinay M. Raole (Editor)
Synopsis Natural Dyes: cope and Challenges is a comprehensive, thoroughly scientific, single source reference book on natural dye stuffs and dyeing. This book provides a detailed chemistry of all the available natural dyes and also of the food colors. Analytical methods including extraction, identification and estimation of the chemical dyes, are discussed. The applications of these dyes in pharmaceuticals, herbal cosmetics, paints and paintings also are explained. The challenges lying ahead due to the greater demand resulted from the ever-increasing acceptance and demand of these dyes and their solutions are discussed. Substitute sources, new chromophores, bioactivities including antioxidant potential and antimicrobial properties of the plant-derived dyes also are dovetailed. This book will serve as a reference book for students, teachers and workers of textile dyeing, Textile chemistry, Clothing and textiles, Plant Sciences, Pharmacy and Fine Arts. It will also of great use for NGOs and farmers who would be interested in value-addition of their trees, commercial manufactures of natural dyes and even to a layman interested in natural colors.
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About the authors

Arun Arya

Dr. Arun Arya got his basic training in Mycology and Plant Pathology from University of Allahabad under the guidance of Prof. Bihari Lal. He started his career as Lecturer in Microbiology in Gurukul Kangri University, Hardwar in 1985. Working at present as Reader in Botany, M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara has a vast experience of teaching at graduate and post graduate levels. He has published 71 research papers dealing with Fungal taxonomy, physiology, pathology and biodeterioration. He is a popular science writer, and has also published a book on Tropical Fruits: Diseases and Pests. Recipient of Young Scientist award from DST, New Delhi. Dr. Arya has presented his findings at XV International Botanical Congress at Yokohama, Japan. He is Fellow of Indian Botanical Society and Indian Phyto-pathological Society.

M. Daniel

Prof. Mammen Daniel is presently the Head, Department of Botany of the maharaja Sayajirao university of Baroda, Vadodara. He obtained M.Sc. from Kerala University and Ph.D. from M.S. University. An acclaimed authority on Phytochemistry and herbal technology, he has authored seven books and more than 110 research publications. His other areas of research interest are Taxonomy, Allelopathy and Phytoalexins.

S.D. Bhattacharya

Prof. Shantanu D. Bhattacharya is the Head, department of textile Chemistry, faculty of technology of the maharaja Sayajirao University of baroda, vadodara. He obtained his Ph.D. in Fibre science and technology from I.I.T. Delhi. A hard core worker in the field of natural dyes, he has obtained two patents and published more than 70 research articles. His current areas of research include Fibre Science and technology, Textile Chemistry and Allied Processes.

Vinay M. Raole

Dr. Vinay M. Raole is a senior lecturer in department of Botany in The maharaja Sayajirao university of Baroda, Vadodara. He obtained Ph.D. from M.S. University on Cytotaxonomy of rare and endangered plants and published four research articles. His ar3eas of research interest are Biodiversity, Floristics and Cytotaxonomy.

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Title Natural Dyes: Scope and Challenges
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8172334451
length x+274p., Tables; Figures; References; Index; 25cm.