JAIC 1990, Volume 29, Number 2, Article 3 (pp. 133 to 152)
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JAIC 1990, Volume 29, Number 2, Article 3 (pp. 133 to 152)

THE DEVELOPMENT OF A RESEARCH APPROACH TO THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF CELLULOSIC AND LIGNEOUS MATERIALS

HELEN D. BURGESS, & NANCY E. BINNIE


ABSTRACT—This article presents details of the rationale used in setting up a research project, describes the characterization of the 25 different papers and textiles selected for study, and gives an in-depth discussion of the purpose, advantages, and disadvantages of the 10 different analytical procedures used. The project investigated the effects of a fumigant, sulphuryl fluoride (Vikane), on cellulosic and ligneous materials. The data gathered by this project will be presented at a later date.

Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. CHEMICAL CONSIDERATIONS
3. SELECTION OF MATERIALS
4. SELECTION OF ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES
5. SUMMARY
a: References , Author Information
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