Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Tabriz University, Tabriz, I.R. IRAN
Carthamin, the natural dye of carthamus tinctorius (Golrang) was separated by soxhlet extraction and further purified in good yields. Its mordant dyeing of wool, using potassium dichromate as mordant, showed a high washing fastness (above 4). Mordanting by "sweet chrome", "sour chrome", and "reduced chrome" proved that last one to be superior.