JAIC 1990, Volume 29, Number 1, Article 5 (pp. 77 to 90)
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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




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AUTHOR INFORMATION

MICHELE R. DERRICK, graduated from Oklahoma State University with a M.S. degree in Analytical Chemistry. She is currently an Associate Scientist at the Getty Conservation Institute. Her current research is in the development of new methods for the characterization and identification of organic materials in cultural objects primarily using infrared spectroscopy and pyrolysis gas chromatography. Address: Getty Conservation Institute, 4503 Glencoe Avenue, Marina del Rey, 90292.

HELEN D. BURGESS graduated from the University of Lethbridge (Lethbridge, Alberta) with an honors B.A. degree in Chemistry. She went on to obtain a M.Sc. in protein chemistry from the chemistry department of the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) and a Masters of Art Conservation from Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario), specializing in conservation science. In 1978 she joined the staff of Conservation Processes Research, where she is currently employed as Senior Conservation Scientist. Address: Canadian Conservation Institute, Department of Communications, 1030 Innes Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A OC8.

NANCY E. BINNIE graduated from Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) with a honours B.Sc. degree in chemistry. She subsequently obtained an M.Sc. degree from Carleton specializing in Raman and fluorescence studies of Cholorophyll a monomers and aggregates. In 1987, she joined the staff of Conservation Processess Research, where she is currently working as Assistant Conservation Scientist. Address: Canadian Conservation Institute, Department of Communications, 1030 Innes Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A OC8.

MARY T. BAKER received her B.S. degree in Chemistry in 1980 and her Ph.D. in 1986 in Materials Science with a specialty in Polymer Science from the Institute of Materials Science at the University of Connecticut. She has worked at CAL as a research chemist since 1987, collaborating with conservators on projects such as the effects of fumigation on materials; treatment and characterization of coated papers; light bleaching of paper; and methods development for analysis of microsamples of paints, varnishes, and other materials. Her current research is on the modern polymeric materials in air and space artifacts, their aging mechanisms, storage, treatment and display. Address: Conservation Analytical Laboratory, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560.


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