The Bone Black Pigment Identification by Noninvasive, In Situ Infrared Reflection Spectroscopy

Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry. 2018;2018 DOI 10.1155/2018/6595643

 

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Journal Title: Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry

ISSN: 2090-8865 (Print); 2090-8873 (Online)

Publisher: Hindawi Limited

LCC Subject Category: Science: Chemistry: Analytical chemistry

Country of publisher: United Kingdom

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Alessia Daveri (Laboratorio di Diagnostica per i Beni Culturali di Spoleto, Rocca Albornoziana, Piazza B. Campello 2, 06049 Spoleto, Italy)
Marco Malagodi (Laboratorio Arvedi di Diagnostica Non Invasiva, Università di Pavia, via Bell’Aspa 3, 26100 Cremona, Italy)
Manuela Vagnini (Laboratorio di Diagnostica per i Beni Culturali di Spoleto, Rocca Albornoziana, Piazza B. Campello 2, 06049 Spoleto, Italy)

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Blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 14 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Two real case studies, an oil painting on woven paper and a cycle of mural paintings, have been presented to validate the use of infrared reflection spectroscopy as suitable technique for the identification of bone black pigment. By the use of the sharp weak band at 2013 cm−1, it has been possible to distinguish animal carbon-based blacks by a noninvasive method. Finally, an attempt for an eventual assignment for the widely used sharp band at 2013 cm−1 is discussed.