Sulfur and Iron in Shipwrecks Create Conservation Concerns
2006 (English)In: Chemical Society Reviews, ISSN 0306-0012, Vol. 35, no 5, 399-415 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Synchrotron-based sulfur X-ray absorption spectroscopy reveals considerable accumulation of organosulfur (e.g. thiols), pyrite and iron(II) sulfides in marine-archaeological wood preserved in seawater, e.g. for historical shipwrecks such as the Vasa and Mary Rose. In the museum, oxidation of the sulfur compounds in the presence of iron ions may cause severe acidity in the moist wood. This tutorial review discusses developments of conservation methods to remove acid and iron, and how to analyse and stabilise sulfur compounds in the wood.
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2006. Vol. 35, no 5, 399-415 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-25012DOI: 10.1039/b507010bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-25012DiVA: diva2:198718
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