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:
- Case studies and examples illustrating how techniques can be used to reveal the history of objects, including how they were produced
- Didactic examples of the analytical results of real samples
- A comprehensive and relevant bibliography
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.
- Offers an overview of the analysis of art and archaeological materials using techniques based on mass spectrometry
- Illustrates basic principles, procedures and applications of mass spectrometric techniques.
- Fills a gap in the field of application on destructive methods in the analysis of museum objects
- Edited by a world-wide respected specialists with extensive experience of the GC/MS analysis of art objects
- Such a handbook has been long-awaited by scientists, restorers and other experts in the analysis of art objects
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).