Paper conservation part II: Consolidation by grafting of acrylic monomers

Citation
S. Margutti et al., Paper conservation part II: Consolidation by grafting of acrylic monomers, RESTAURATOR, 22(3), 2001, pp. 164-180
Citations number
8
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Library & Information Science
Journal title
RESTAURATOR-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR THE PRESERVATION OF LIBRARY AND ARCHIVAL MATERIAL
ISSN journal
0034-5806 → ACNP
Volume
22
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
164 - 180
Database
ISI
SICI code
0034-5806(2001)22:3<164:PCPICB>2.0.ZU;2-J
Abstract
In the present work a consolidation method for cellulose or paper is propos ed, based on die insertion of an acrylic monomer on the cellulose macromole cule, exploiting its active sites deriving from oxidation. The acrylic mono mers used are: methylmetacrylate, ethylacrylate and methylacrylate in the f orm of vapour and the copolymerisation reaction photo-induced by UV. Some p arameters of die reaction have been studied and in particular the ratio of monomer conversion to the polymerisation time. Furthermore, this research f ocuses on the importance of the pre irradiation of the samples. The work ha s been carried out on pure cellulose, artificially oxidised with the purpos e of applying the method to naturally aged paper documents.