In this review, the roles of β-CD and its derivatives in the textile industry are summarized. First, some general physicochemical characteristics are presented, followed by its application in the areas of dyeing, finishing, and wastewater treatment. The review covers the role of β-CD as an auxiliary agent in dyeing, and as a matrix for dye adsorption until chemical modifications are applied as a finishing agent. Finally, new perspectives about its use in textiles, such as in smart materials for microbial control, are presented.
Bezerra FM, Lis MJ, Firmino HB et al. The Role of β-Cyclodextrin in the Textile Industry. Molecules, 2020, 25, 3624; doi:10.3390/molecules25163624