Natural polymeric materials in the field of heritage science
There is a large group of natural polymers that are of great significance in heritage: cellulosic materials such as paper, cotton, and wood; proteinaceous materials such as silk, wool, and parchment; as well as modified natural polymers such as cellulose acetate and nitrate. There are large collections of these materials in archives, libraries, museums, and galleries, so the study of their stability is a significant topic of interest to the management and understanding of these collections. During their degradation, reaction products are formed that need to be monitored and their influence on heritage objects and environments is an important research issue as well. As a consequence, based on scientific research, preventive conservation guidelines can be established which also consider the indoor environment.
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