Nanoscience for Art Conservation: Oil-in-Water Microemulsions Embedded in a Polymeric Network for the Cleaning of Works of Art

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  • Emiliano Carretti Dr.,

    1. Department of Chemistry and CSGI, University of Florence, Via della Lastruccia 3, Sesto Fiorentino, 50019 Florence (Italy), Fax: (+39) 055-457-3032
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  • Emiliano Fratini Dr.,

    1. Department of Chemistry and CSGI, University of Florence, Via della Lastruccia 3, Sesto Fiorentino, 50019 Florence (Italy), Fax: (+39) 055-457-3032
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  • Debora Berti Dr.,

    1. Department of Chemistry and CSGI, University of Florence, Via della Lastruccia 3, Sesto Fiorentino, 50019 Florence (Italy), Fax: (+39) 055-457-3032
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  • Luigi Dei Prof.,

    1. Department of Chemistry and CSGI, University of Florence, Via della Lastruccia 3, Sesto Fiorentino, 50019 Florence (Italy), Fax: (+39) 055-457-3032
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  • Piero Baglioni Prof.

    1. Department of Chemistry and CSGI, University of Florence, Via della Lastruccia 3, Sesto Fiorentino, 50019 Florence (Italy), Fax: (+39) 055-457-3032
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  • We thank Dr. B. Santi and Dr. A. Bagnoli of the “Soprintendenza per i Beni Artistici, Storici ed Etnoantropologici per le Provincie di Siena e Grosseto” and the conservators P. De Santis, S. Belle’, F. Iacopini, and P. Pecorelli. Financial support from the Consorzio interuniversitario per lo sviluppo dei Sistemi a Grande Interfase (CSGI) and MIUR is acknowledged.

Abstract

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So gut wie neu: Öl-in-Wasser-Nanobehälter in einem wässrigen Polymernetzwerk ermöglichten ein effektives, weitgehend zerstörungsfreies und selektives Reinigen von bemalten und vergoldeten Oberflächen. Wechselwirkungen mit dem Polymer (im Bild schwarz) veränderten die Struktur der Mikroemulsions-Nanotröpfchen (hellblau und rot) kaum. Ein Foto einer Gleichgewichtsmischung aus Mikroemulsion und Polymer ist ebenfalls gezeigt.

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