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Research Project: Improved Quality Assessments of Cotton from Fiber to Final Products

Location: Cotton Structure and Quality Research

Title: Pressure effects on extraction of cotton using ASE

item Fortier, Chanel
item RODGERS, III, JAMES - Retired ARS Employee

Submitted to: National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/16/2017
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Cotton wax is one of the non-cellulosic components found on the surfaces of cotton. It is important in dyeing and processing quality. This investigation was carried out to study the yield of wax on the surface of cottons by performing two methods: Soxhlet extractions and accelerated solvent extractions (ASE). These methods were carried out to separate the waxes from the sugars and other water-soluble compounds also found on cotton surfaces. The influence of variety was also investigated. Cotton fiber properties were also carried out to probe the influence of wax on HVI properties.