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Subject: Acid activity of wood

Acid activity of wood

From: Niccolo Caldararo <caldararo>
Date: Friday, May 14, 1999
This is in response to Jerry Shiner's inquiry about the acidic
components of wood as storage elements.  In addition to the replies
concerning the effects of these degradation agents on metals, you
might look at the Elisabeth West Fitzhugh and Rutherford J. Gettens
article in Science and Archaeology, 1971:91-102, "Calclacite and
other efflorescent salts on objects stored in Wooden museum cases".
Many of these examples concern natural history collects, mineral,
shell etc.

Niccolo Caldararo
Director and Chief Conservator
Conservation Art Service

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:88
                   Distributed: Tuesday, May 18, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-12-88-004
Received on Friday, 14 May, 1999

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