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Organic Mass Spectrometry in Art and Archaeologyby Maria Perla Colombini
Synopses & Reviews
Chemical and physical analytical methods that are used to study art materials and archaeological objects have shown that such scientific investigation is an essential tool for acquiring information on the materials that make up these objects and for assessing their decay.
Organic Mass Spectrometry in Art and Archaeology provides an overview of the analysis of art and archaeological materials, presenting the fundamental principles along with procedures and various mass spectrometric techniques used, including LC/MS, GC/MS, Tof-SIMS and compound-specific stable isotope analysis.
Included within this text, from an international group of contributors, are:
Edited by world-wide respected specialists with extensive experience of the GC/MS analysis of art objects, this text will provide a useful source of information to scientists, researchers, students, archaeologists, art historians and museum conservators and anyone with an interest in art conservation and restoration.
Book News Annotation:
The organic matter that makes up certain works of art, such as paint, and is found at archaeological sites, is being studied using mass spectrometry (MS). 24 chemists at institutes in Poland, France, the Czech Republic, Germany, and Italy present their observations and methods on using these techniques in 16 chapters grouped into sections on direct MS analysis, gas chromatography/MS, liquid chromatography/MS, and other MS techniques. There are chapters describing the use of each of these techniques to characterize protein paint binders, terpenic resins, lipids, and wax. The editors provide a full chapter overview on organic materials in art and archaeology, and Gianluca Giorgi (chemistry, U. of Siena, Italy) presents an introductory chapter on the use of MS in these fields. Both editors are with the U. of Pisa, where they are affiliated with the research group of the Laboratory in Chemical Science for the Safeguard of Cultural Heritage. Detailed and authoritative, this resource fills a gap in the field. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Table of Contents
List of Contributors.
PART I INTRODUCTION.
1 Organic Materials in Art and Archaeology (Maria Perla Colombini and Francesca Modugno).
2 Overview of Mass Spectrometric Based Techniques Applied in the Cultural Heritage Field (Gianluca Giorgi).
PART II DIRECT MASS SPECTROMETRIC ANALYSIS.
3 Direct Mass Spectrometric Techniques: Versatile Tools to Characterise Resinous Materials (Erika Ribechini).
4 Direct Mass Spectrometry to Characterise Wax and Lipid Materials (Martine Regert).
5 GALDI-MS Applied to Characterise Natural Varnishes and Binders (Patrick Dietemann and Christoph Herm).
6 MALDI-MS Applied to the Analysis of Protein Paint Binders (Stepanka Kuckova, Radovan Hynek and Milan Kodicek).
PART III GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY/MASS SPECTROMETRY.
7 GC/MS in the Characterization of Lipids (Maria Perla Colombini, Francesca Modugno and Erika Ribechini).
8 GC/MS in the Characterisation of Resinous Materials (Francesca Modugno and Erika Ribechini).
9 GC/MS in the Characterisation of Protein Paint Binders (Maria Perla Colombini and Gwenae¨lle Gautier).
10 SPME/GC-MS in the Characterisation of Terpenic Resins (Jean Bleton and Alain Tchapla).
11 Py-GC/MS of Organic Paint Binders (Ilaria Bonaduce and Alessia Andreotti).
12 Py-GC/MS of Natural and Synthetic Resins (Dominique Scalarone and Oscar Chiantore).
PART IV LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY/MASS SPECTROMETRY.
13 Characterization of Organic Natural Dyes by Electrospray Mass Spectrometry Coupled with HPLC and/or Capillary Electrophoresis (Katarzyna Lech, Katarzyna Połec´-Pawlak and Maciej Jarosz).
PART V OTHER MS-BASED TECHNIQUES.
14 Compound-specific Stable Isotopes in Organic Residue Analysis in Archaeology (Richard P. Evershed).
15 ToF-SIMS Study of Organic Materials in Cultural Heritage: Identification and Chemical Imaging (Vincent Mazel and Pascale Richardin).
16 Accelerator Mass Spectrometry for 14C Dating (Mariaelena Fedi).
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