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Athens, GA 30602
My research interests include chemical modifications of textile fibers, fabrics, and other polymeric materials; chemical analysis of fibers, fabrics, finishes and other polymeric materials using various instrumental techniques; application of vibrational spectroscopy (mid-infrared, near-infrared, and raman spectroscopy) to polymer and textile analysis, and polymer analysis. Currently, my focus is on the development of new nonformaldehyde durable press finishing agents for cotton and new durable organophosphorus and nonphosphorus flame retardant finishes for cotton and cotton blend fabrics. Other current studies are on the reaction mechanism involved in the esterification of cellulose by polycarboxylic acids and mechanism of different flame retardants for cotton and cotton blends.
|1987||Ph.D.||Analytical Chemistry||Kansas State University
|1981||M.S.||Polymer Chemistry||Nanjing University, China
|1969||B.S.||Chemistry||Peking University, China
Chen, D., Yang, C.Q., & Qiu, X. (2005). Aqueous Polymerization of Maleic Acid and Crosslinking of Cotton Cellulose by the Poly(maleic Acid), Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 44, 7921-7927.
Yang, H., & Yang, C.Q. (2005). Durable Flame-Retardant Finishing of the Nylon/Cotton Blend Fabric Using a Hydroxyl-Functional Organophosphorus Oligomer, Polym. Degrad. and Stabil., 88, 363-370.
Yang, C.Q., Wu, W, Xu, Y. (2005). The Combination of A Hydroxy-Functional Organophosphorus Oligomer and Melamine-Formaldehyde as A Flame Retarding Finishing System for Cotton?, Fire & Materials, 29, 109-120.