Novel application of rifampicin drug in textile processing

Authors: Usha Sayed, Ashutosh Ramaswamy, Priyanka Biswas,
Abstract: The chemical structure of rifampicin contains phenolic group and piperazine moiety which gives it red-orange color. Rifampicin is active against many gram positive and gram negative bacteria. The tertiary amine group present in the compound enhances its solubility in the acidic medium. The present paper depicts a novel approach for rifampicin to explore as a dye for coloration of silk.