Organic Mass-Spectrometry of Art Materials: Work in Progress

John Mills and Raymond White
Technical Bulletin Volume 6, 1982

Abstract

Mass-spectrometry performed on compounds separated using gas chromatography can give precise information on organic mixtures (microanalysis). The article describes a detailed method and the instrumentation, as well as applications to dried oil, cholesterol in egg fats, and resin in paint media, varnish, lacquer.

Keywords 

binding media, egg, gas chromatography, lacquer, mass spectrometry, oil, paint, resin, varnish

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Mills, J., White, R. 'Organic Mass-Spectrometry of Art Materials: Work in Progress'. National Gallery Technical Bulletin Vol 6, pp 3–18.
http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/technical-bulletin/mills_white1982


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