Lichen Dyes

The New Source Book

Author: Karen Diadick Casselman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486412313

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 82

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Noted textile designer and lichen expert explains how to create and use dyes derived from lichens. Text covers history of the use of lichen pigments, safe dyeing methods, ecologically sound dyeing, and use of mordants, lichen identification, and more. Text also offers a fascinating history of Asian and European lichen pigments, Scottish, Irish, and Scandinavian domestic lichen dyes, and others.

Recent Advances in Lichenology

Modern Methods and Approaches in Lichen Systematics and Culture Techniques

Author: Dalip Kumar Upreti,Pradeep K. Divakar,Vertika Shukla,Rajesh Bajpai

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 8132222350

Category: Science

Page: 232

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This book discusses in detail molecular, mycobiont culture, biomonitoring and bioprospection of lichens, providing insights into advances in different fields of lichenology by applying modern techniques and approaches and examining how their application has enhanced or changed classical approaches. It offers a valuable resource, especially for beginners, students and researchers from different academic backgrounds interested in the study of lichens. In recent years, the introduction of modern analytical techniques and approaches has significantly improved our understanding of the environment, including lichens. Lichens are unique organisms which possess untapped potential as effective and reliable bioindicators, sources of therapeutic phytochemicals, and as excellent extremophiles. The unique and peculiar characteristics of lichens underline the need for a multidimensional approach to explore their potential in various fields of environment science, botany and chemistry. Modern techniques, especially molecular techniques, have greatly enriched the field of lichen taxonomy and its position in the plant kingdom, revealing little-known species and exploring their evolutionary history, while multivariate analysis and GIS approaches have established lichens as an ideal and reliable tool for monitoring air pollution. Advanced culture techniques have expanded the pharmacological applications of lichens, which was formerly restricted due to their small biomass. The advent of sophisticated analytical instrumentation has now facilitated the isolation and characterization of lichens’ bioactive constituents, even in lower concentrations, as well as the estimation of their stress responses at different levels of pollution. As lichen diversity is adversely affected by increasing air pollution, there is a pressing need to develop effective management practices to conserve, restore and document lichen diversity.

Handbook of Renewable Materials for Coloration and Finishing

Author: Mohd Yusuf

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119407842

Category: Science

Page: 612

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This unique handbook provides a vivid multidisciplinary dimension through technological perspectives to present cutting-edge research in the field of natural coloration and finishing. The 20 chapters are divided in to four parts: Substrates for coloration and finishing; renewable colorants and their applications; advanced materials and technologies for coloration and finishing; sustainability. Among the topics included in the Handbook of Renewable Materials for Coloration and Finishing are: The systematic discussion on the suitability, physical, chemical and processing aspects of substrates for coloration and finishing Bio-colorant’s application as photosensitizers for dye sensitized solar cells Animal based natural dyes Natural dyes extraction and dyeing methodology Application of natural dyes to cotton and jute textiles Sol-gel flame retardant and/or antimicrobial finishings for cellulosic textiles Rot resistance and antimicrobial finish of cotton khadi fabrics Advanced materials and technologies for antimicrobial finishing of cellulosic textiles

Natural Products from Plants

Author: Leland J. Cseke,Peter B. Kaufman,Sara Warber,James A. Duke,Harry L. Brielmann

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420049350

Category: Science

Page: 368

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There has long been a need for an authoritative source on natural products and plants and how they are used. This new volume fills this need, bringing together relevant, practical information about the various types of natural products produced by plants, why they produce them, and their importance in today's world. Natural Products from Plants provides examples of how plant products are used to benefit humans through prevention and treatment of diseases, nutritional value, pest control, dyes, fibers, foods and beverages, flavorings and fragrances, and in creating many other novel compounds. Scientists from various disciplines-chemists, biologists, physicians, ethnobotanists, ecologists, nutritionists, and others-are interested in using natural products from plants, but must be aware of the potentially harmful effects of such compounds. Some plants are sources of poisons, addictive drugs, and hallucinogens. Anyone looking for a thorough understanding of the properties of natural plant products - both beneficial and harmful - will find the answers in Natural Products from Plants.