WASHFAST INSECT REPELLENT FINISH FOR COTTON FABRICS
Interim rept. no. 1, 1 Nov 1962-15 Apr 1963
INTERCHEMICAL CORP NEW YORK
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A stable emulsion system for application of the insect repellent N,N- diethylmetatoluamide deet , to cotton fabric was developed. Wash fastness has not been greatly improved, but locking deet in and on the fiber has been achieved. This fixing, however, eliminates the repellency of the treated fabric. The notice able water solubility of deet makes imparting washfastness to it a quite difficult task. How ever, there are a number of binder systems and some approaches yet to be evaluated.
- Agricultural Chemistry