Historical textile dyeing with Genista tinctoria L. a comprehensive study by UPLC-MS/MS analysis

Lore G. Troalen, Ashley S. Phillips, David A. Peggie, Perdita E. Barran, Alison N. Hulme

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Polyphenolic components from Genista species have been well characterised because of their potential as antioxidants and as therapeutic leads; however, the identification of dyer's greenweed (Genista tinctoria L.) in historical textiles has been the subject of only limited studies. This paper presents a comprehensive UPLC-PDA MS/MS study of reference and historical yarns dyed with this species. Several so far unreported dye components that could assist with the identification of this dye source, were characterised by MS/MS. Furthermore, the effect of photo-degradation and textile preparation techniques (such as over-dyeing) on the dye fingerprint was investigated and the results correlated with those obtained from historical samples from the Burrell and Bodleian collections, UK.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8915–8923
Number of pages9
JournalAnalytical methods
Volume6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014

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