Oil Media on Paper: Investigating the Effect of Linseed Oils on Pure Cellulosic Paper Supports. A Research Matter of Damage Assessment

Banou, Pinelopi, Choulis, Konstantinos, Karabotsos, Thanasis, Tsimogiannis, Dimitris, Tsakanika, Lamprini-Areti, Tzia, Constantina and Alexopoulou, Athena (2022) Oil Media on Paper: Investigating the Effect of Linseed Oils on Pure Cellulosic Paper Supports. A Research Matter of Damage Assessment. Analytica, 3 (1). pp. 120-134. ISSN 2673-4532

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Oil media on paper, such as oil paintings, sketches, prints, and books, occasionally present problems associated with the effect of oil medium on the paper support, raising a composite matter of condition assessment as it depends on several factors. The present work examines the effect of linseed oil on paper and, in particular, the changes caused by three types of linseed oil on the optical, morphological, mechanical, and chemical properties of pure cellulosic paper, employing mock-ups submitted to artificial ageing in controlled conditions of relative humidity and temperature in airtight vessels. The study involved colorimetry, opacity, tensile strength, pH measurements, SEM, FTIR, and VOC analysis with GC-MS. Processing of the results has so far indicated that thermal-humid ageing caused the gradual darkening of the oil-impregnated mock-ups, as well as alterations in opacity, intense fall of pH values, and severe reductions in tensile strength, while linseed oil processing during manufacture has a significant impact. FTIR spectra have indicated that chemical changes upon ageing are in accordance with those of optical and mechanical changes, while VOC emissions are mostly associated with the drying and degradation of the different types of linseed oil.

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Additional Information: Funding information: This work was performed in the framework of a PhD research project, and it has not received any funds from external sources. IMA-2021: 12th International Conference on Instrumental Methods of Analysis: Modern Trends and Applications; Thessaloniki, Greece; 20-23 Aug 2021
Uncontrolled Keywords: linseed oil, pure cellulosic paper, VOC, GC-MS, colorimetry, opacity, tensile strength, SEM, pH
Subjects: W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2022 14:27
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2022 14:45
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/50376

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