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  • Amorphous calcium carbonate (ACC) in fresco mural paintings 

    Oriols Pladevall, Núria; Salvadó Cabré, Nativitat; Pradell Cara, Trinitat; Buti Papiol, Salvador (2020-05-01)
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    A fresco painting has a calcium carbonate binder produced as result of the carbonation process of a lime paste. The reaction environmental conditions are similar to those of bio-mineral formation where an amorphous calcium ...
  • Insights into the composition of ancient Egyptian red and black inks on papyri achieved by synchrotron-based microanalyses 

    Christiansen, Thomas; Cotte, Marine; Nolf, Wout de; Mouro, Elouan; Meyer, Steven de; Vanmeert, Frederik; Salvadó Cabré, Nativitat; González, Víctor; Lindelof, Poul Erik; Mortensen, Kell; Ryholt, Kim; Janssens, Koen; Larsen, Sine (2020-11-10)
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    A hitherto unknown composition is highlighted in the red and black inks preserved on ancient Egyptian papyri from the Roman period (circa 100 to 200 CE). Synchrotron-based macro–X-ray fluorescence (XRF) mapping brings to ...
  • Markers, reactions, and interactions during the aging of pinus resin assessed by Raman spectroscopy 

    Beltran Sanchidrian, Victòria; Salvadó Cabré, Nativitat; Buti Papiol, Salvador; Cinque, Gianfelice; Pradell Cara, Trinitat (2017-04-28)
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    The resin extracted from the species of the Pinus genus (Pinaceae family) is a widely used material. Primarily, resins are made up of two types of diterpenoids: abietanes and pimaranes. Their composition changes with aging, ...
  • Microanalytical study of luster glazed gilding and silvering from Baroque altarpieces 

    Salvadó Cabré, Nativitat; Buti Papiol, Salvador; Clemente Martínez, Carme; Beltran Sanchidrian, Victòria; Cinque, Gianfelice; Juanhuix, Jordi; Pradell Cara, Trinitat (2018-03-01)
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    Lustering, a technique which involved the application of coloured translucent glazes over gilding and silvering was widely used to enrich and decorate altarpieces in the Baroque period. The decorations consist of a micrometric ...
  • Estudi de les colradures sobre or i plata del retaule barroc de sant Ruf de la catedral de Santa Maria de Tortosa 

    Clemente Martínez, Carme; Salvadó Cabré, Nativitat; Buti Papiol, Salvador; Pradell Cara, Trinitat (2015-07)
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    Els segles XVII i XVIII són el moment de màxim esplendor a tota Europa en l’ús de les colres de colors. La tècnica de les colres de colors sobre fulls d’or o plata de l’època barroca està poc estudiada des del punt de ...
  • Ageing of resin from Pinus species assessed by infrared spectroscopy 

    Beltran Sanchidrian, Victòria; Salvadó Cabré, Nativitat; Buti Papiol, Salvador; Pradell Cara, Trinitat (2016-04-06)
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    Resins obtained from Pinus genus species have been widely used in very different fields throughout history. As soon as the resins are secreted, molecular changes start altering their chemical, mechanical and optical ...
  • Low molecular weight organic acid salts, markers of old fungi activity in wall paintings 

    Salvadó Cabré, Nativitat; Buti Papiol, Salvador; Pradell Cara, Trinitat; Beltran Sanchidrian, Victòria; Cinque, Gianfelice; Juanhuix, Jordi; Font, Lídia; Senserrich, Rosa (2016-02-21)
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    Micro-Infrared Spectroscopy (mSR-FTIR) and X-ray diffraction (mSR-XRD) with synchrotron light, Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (CG/MS), Optical Microscopy (OM) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM/EDS) were used ...
  • Optimal Sample Preparation for the Analysis of Micrometric Heterogeneous Samples 

    Beltran Sanchidrian, Victòria; Salvadó Cabré, Nativitat; Buti Papiol, Salvador; Cinque, Gianfelice; Wehbe, Katia; Pradell Cara, Trinitat (2015-05-29)
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    Precise microanalytical techniques are essential in many fields such as cultural heritage materials, showing complex layered microstructures containing a wide range of materials of diverse nature and hardness. Noninvasive ...
  • Micro infrared spectroscopy discrimination capability of compounds in complex matrices of thin layers in real sample coatings from artworks 

    Beltran Sanchidrian, Victòria; Salvadó Cabré, Nativitat; Buti Papiol, Salvador; Cinque, Gianfelice (2015-01)
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    The presence of coating on manufactures either to protect them from the environment, or to give them specific properties—as well as simply to change their aspect—has been shown to be a constant practise throughout history. ...
  • Determination of hexavalent chromium in leather by ion-exchange chromatography 

    Font Vallès, Joaquim; Perez Quiñones, Carmen; Reyes Farrera, María R.; Cobos, Mireia; Combalia Cendra, Felip; Marsal Monge, Agustí (2014-09-01)
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    The determination of traces of hexavalent chromium in leather and in leather consumer goods is carried out by ion-exchange chromatography. Samples are extracted at pH7.5-8 with a phosphate buffer, according to the method ...
  • New insights on blue pigments used in 15th century paintings by synchrotron radiation-based micro-FTIR and XRD 

    Salvadó Cabré, Nativitat; Buti Papiol, Salvador; Garcia Aranda, Miguel A.; Pradell Cara, Trinitat (2014-05-06)
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    The blue pigments used on altarpieces in 15th Century in Catalonia and Crown of Aragon are principally the azurite mineral. To a lesser extent lapis lazuli, also of mineral origin and occasionally, in the background areas, ...
  • Alternative fungicides for the leather industry: application in various processes 

    Cuadros Domènech, Sara; Manresa Presas, Mª Angels; Font Vallès, Joaquim; Puig Vidal, Rita; Marsal Monge, Agustí (2012)
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    Increasingly stringent environmental legislation and indispensable use of fungicides in the tanning industry obliges tanners to adapt their processes to alternative technologies with lower environmental impact, including ...

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