JAIC 1990, Volume 29, Number 1, Article 5 (pp. 77 to 90)
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Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
JAIC 1990, Volume 29, Number 1, Article 5 (pp. 77 to 90)

SULFURYL FLUORIDE (VIKANE): A REVIEW OF ITS USE AS A FUMIGANT

MICHELE R. DERRICK, HELEN D. BURGESS, MARY T. BAKER, & NANCY E. BINNIE


ABSTRACT—Sulfuryl fluoride, sold commercially as a fumigant by Dow Chemical Company under its trademark Vikane, is currently being examined for use in museums and historic structures as a pest control agent. While little to no visible damage to materials is noted when Vikane is properly used, the selection criteria for a museum fumigant must be founded on an in-depth analysis of its possible effect on the physical and chemical properties of exposed artifacts. This article forms a basis for the evaluation of sulfuryl fluoride by providing a comprehensive review on Vikane, including information regarding the uses, chemical reactivity, physical properties, efficacy, and toxicity of sulfuryl fluoride.

Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. VIKANE GAS FUMIGANT
3. CHEMICAL REACTIVITY
4. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
5. EFFICACY
6. TOXICITY
7. SUMMARY
a: References , Author Information
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