Faculty of Textile Technology
Course: Structure and Properties of Dyes

Teachers in charge Ph. D. Livio Racane, Assoc. Prof.
Study Textile Science and Technology - postgraduate
Course summary 30
Knowledge verification preliminary exam
Precondition for testing Organic Chemistry, Chemistry of Dyes, Spectroscopy
Lecture type seminars
Exercise type seminars
Subject content Correlation between the chemical structure of organic molecules and their colour. Quantitative tretment of light adsorption by dyes (quantum chemical methods). Emision of radiation and radiationless transition of molecules. Basic concept of photochemistry. Chemical constitution and energy deactivation of dyes. Clasification of dyes based on chemical structure. (class of dyestaffs). Electronic effect of the supstituent to the conjugated system of coloured organic molecules. Influence of solvent and pH to the colour. Photochemical transformation and degradation of dyestuffs (UV, ozone). Analysis, ecology and toxicology of colorants.
Aim of course Conection between the structure of organic molecules in the dyestuffs with their physical and chemical properties.
Literature necessary for course H. Zollinger, Color Chemistry, VCH, Weinheim, 1991.
A. T. Peters, Modern collorants, Syntheses and Structure, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1994.
A. Reife, H. S. Freeman, Enviromental Chemistry of Dyes and Pigments, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1996.