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The Application of Ionic Nanoparticles in the Conservation of Archaelogical Wood

Chadwick, Alan V., Howland, Kevin, Went, Michael J., Schofield, Eleanor, Jones, A. Mark (2014) The Application of Ionic Nanoparticles in the Conservation of Archaelogical Wood. Macromolecular Symposia, 337 (1). pp. 74-79. ISSN 1521-3900. (doi:10.1002/masy.201450308) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)


Summary: A potential method for the de-acidification of water-logged archaeological wood is through a treatment with alkaline nanoparticles. In previous studies, we have shown that strontium carbonate nanoparticles are especially effective in removing sulfuric acid from the Mary Rose timbers. In this contribution, we report the effect of these nanoparticles on other known sulfur compounds in the timbers. Overall, these effects are beneficial, yielding benign compounds and removing the possibility for the conversion to sulfuric acid.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/masy.201450308
Additional information: Special Issue
Uncontrolled keywords: cysteine; cystine; Mary Rose; methionine; nanoparticles; natrojarosite; pyrite; strontium carbonate; sulfur problem
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Functional Materials Group
Depositing User: Michael J Went
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2014 08:29 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:05 UTC
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