Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 82, Issue 3, pp 637–649 | Cite as

Assessment of damage in old parchments by DSC and SEM</o:p>

  • G. Della Gatta
  • E. Badea
  • R. Ceccarelli
  • T. Usacheva
  • A. Maši?
  • S. Coluccia
Article

Summary

Environmental impact on parchment was investigated by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Parchments subjected to accelerated ageing and old parchments were compared to evaluate quality and extent of deterioration. Stability of fibrillar collagen within parchment was determined from the changes in thermodynamic parameters associated with thermal denaturation. Parchment surface was characterised, and specific morphological criteria were selected for damage assessment. The thermodynamic and morphological changes of collagen induced by deterioration are discussed, and their correlations are proposed as a means of ranking damage in old parchments.</o:p>

SEM DSC parchment accelerated and environmental damage collagen stability 

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© Springer-Verlag/Akadémiai Kiadó 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Della Gatta
    • 1
  • E. Badea
    • 2
  • R. Ceccarelli
    • 3
  • T. Usacheva
    • 4
  • A. Maši?
    • 5
  • S. Coluccia
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry IFM, University of Torino
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry IFM, University of Torino
  3. 3.Department of Chemistry IFM, University of Torino
  4. 4.Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology
  5. 5.Department of Chemistry IFM, University of Torino
  6. 6.Department of Chemistry IFM, University of Torino

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