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Subject: Ethylene oxide

Ethylene oxide

From: Shelley Reisman Paine <srpaine>
Date: Monday, July 1, 1996
Adrian Lautenbach <adrian.lautenbach [at] smtplink__awm__gov__au> writes

>    1.  does anybody on the list know how ethylene oxide effects gelatin,
>        collagen and leather, and
>    2.  if there is a reaction or a residual action what are its long term
>        effects

You might try contacting Winterthur Museum.  They had an ethylene
oxide chamber and at one time had quite a bit of research data on
its effects on a variety of materials.

Shelley Reisman Paine
Conservator and museum consultant

                  Conservation DistList Instance 10:6
                  Distributed: Saturday, July 6, 1996
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Received on Monday, 1 July, 1996

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