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Effects of isopropanol on collagen fibrils in new parchment

DOI: 10.1186/1752-153X-6-24 DOI Help
PMID: 22462769 PMID Help

Authors: Lee G. Gonzalez (Cardiff University) , Jennifer Hiller (Diamond Light Source) , Nick J. Terrill (Diamond Light Source) , Joanna Parkinson (AstraZeneca) , Kate Thomas (Cardiff University) , Tim J. Wess (Cardiff University)
Co-authored by industrial partner: Yes

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Chemistry Central Journal , VOL 6 , PAGES 24

State: Published (Approved)
Published: March 2012

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Abstract: Isopropanol is widely used by conservators to relax the creases and folds of parchment artefacts. At present, little is known of the possible side effects of the chemical on parchments main structural component- collagen. This study uses X-ray Diffraction to investigate the effects of a range of isopropanol concentrations on the dimensions of the nanostructure of the collagen component of new parchment.

Journal Keywords: Collagen; Parchment; X-Ray Diffraction; Isopropanol; Conservation

Diamond Keywords: Archeology

Subject Areas: Archaeological and Cultural Heritage, Materials

Instruments: I22-Small angle scattering & Diffraction

Other Facilities: 14.1 at Synchrotron Radiation

Added On: 24/07/2012 14:03


Discipline Tags:

Cultural Heritage Humanities Materials Science

Technical Tags:

Scattering Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS)