Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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salicylanilide

A crystalline compound (HOC 6 H 4 CONHC 6 H 5 ), used as a fungicide. It is applied either as an aqueous (weak alkaline) solution, or as a non-aqueous solution, in a concentration of 0.1% by weight of the fabric or paper. Since it does not have a great affinity for cellulose fibers, it can be washed out fairly easily if necessary, and, being both colorless and odorless, it is not likely to alter the appearance of the material treated. As it is relatively non-volatile, it should make the material treated immune to attack for long periods of time at normal atmospheric temperatures. It does not contain chlorine. (198 )




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