Dammar Resin Degradation Revisited
Keywords:Chemiluminescence, Dammar, Degradation, Oxidation, Varnish
AbstractDammar, a natural triterpenoid resin, is widely used as a picture varnish in art technology. Several research workers have recently characterised its composition and oxidative degradation. Due to a lack of sensitivity, conventional thermal methods to characterise oxidation stability (like TGA and DSC) often require a high temperature regime. Chemiluminescence measurements turned out to be more sensitive (temperatures below 100 °C) and simultaneously allowed for better selectivity of the signal, which is directly coupled to the oxidation mechanism. The data collected here will enable an advanced kinetic modelling of Dammar degradation.
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A. Buder, Chimia 2008, 62, 913, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2008.913.
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