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Subject: Cellulose acetate

Cellulose acetate

From: Mark Giles MacKenzie <mark.mackenzie>
Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2007
During a recent lab reorganization we find we possess two jars of
cellulose acetate powder.  We are adopting a practice of saving
small quantities of such chemical orphans for later analysis (FTIR,
etc.) to add to our spectra library and disposing of the remainder
as long as it will not be useful in the future.

However, none of us could come up with the possible reason of why so
much of this material was originally acquired.

A quick literature search was not particularly illuminating.

We would like to archive some past uses of this material within the
conservation of art and artifacts.  What do you know of the uses for
analytical grade powdered cellulose acetate for: analysis,
treatment, etc.?

Mark MacKenzie
Director of Conservation
Museum Resources Division
Department of Cultural Affairs
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Fax: 505-4761227

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:17
                  Distributed: Saturday, July 21, 2007
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Received on Wednesday, 18 July, 2007

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