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Asian Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
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Dyeing of silk with discarded tetracycline hydrochloride drug
Prashant Gangawane1, Dr. (Mrs.) Usha Sayed2
1Research Scholar, Department of Fibers and Textile Processing Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology, Nathalal Parekh Marg, Matunga, Mumbai-400019 Maharashtra (India).
2Associate Professor, Department of Fibers and Textile Processing Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology, Nathalal Parekh Marg, Matunga, Mumbai-400019 Maharashtra (India).
Drugs lose their potency beyond their expiration date. Therefore their effectiveness and their ability to function is lost. Expired Tetracycline (an antibiotic) was known to be responsible for kidney impairment. Hence the possibility of using tetracycline hydrochloride other than for medication is a good research problem. The present study reveals that Tetracycline hydrochloride drug can be use to dye Silk fabric by the exhaust process. The performance properties are medium to good. Tetracycline Hydrochloride drug being a non-toxic in nature can be worn next to skin. The End-use can be in various sectors in apparels, kid’s garments, technical textile, medical textile etc.
Tetracycline hydrochloride, Expired drugs, apparels, kid’s garments, technical textile, medical textile, silk
Prashant Gangawane, Usha Sayed. Dyeing of silk with discarded tetracycline hydrochloride drug. Asian J. Pharm. Tech. 3(1): Jan.-Mar. 2013; Page 34-36
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