Identification of cellulosic fibres by FTIR spectroscopy: Thread and single fibre analysis by attenuated total reflectance


Garside, Paul and Wyeth, Paul (2003) Identification of cellulosic fibres by FTIR spectroscopy: Thread and single fibre analysis by attenuated total reflectance. Studies in Conservation, 48, (4), 269-275.

Download

[img]
Preview
PDF (Main text)
Download (357Kb)
[img]
Preview
PDF (Figures)
Download (817Kb)
[img] PDF - Version of Record
Restricted to RAE restricted

Download (971Kb)

Description/Abstract

The ability to accurately identify fibres is of importance to conservators, allowing the most appropriate methods of treatment to be employed. Our research has concentrated on the development of an ATR FT-IR spectroscopic technique for the characterisation of cellulosic (plant) fibres.

Six species of fibre were examined, taken largely from the bast group (flax, hemp, jute and ramie), along with cotton and sisal. Initially, unprocessed fibres were considered; subsequently, processed fibres from a variety of sources were examined. Peak intensity ratio techniques were employed to differentiate the fibre types on the basis of relative lignin content with respect to other cellular components.
It was found that for each of the species of fibre, the ratios fell within characteristic ranges.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0039-3630 (print)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Art
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Chemistry
ePrint ID: 14069
Date :
Date Event
2003Published
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2005
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:26
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/14069

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics