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Colorimetric analysis of painting materials using polymer-supported polydiacetylene films

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Abstract

Analysis of artworks and identification of their molecular components are of utmost importance for selecting proper conservation strategies and monitoring restoration. Accordingly, development of simple and readily applicable paint analysis assays is highly sought in conservation science and technology. We prepared transparent spin-coated films comprising polydiacetylene (PDA) derivatives upon poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) substrates and employed the PDA/PMMA films for color analysis of organic constituents in painting materials. We show that distinct color transformations were recorded upon addition of paint compounds to different PDA films. Quantitative analysis revealed that the colorimetric transitions were dictated by the interactions between the diacetylene headgroups and the tested compounds. This study underscores the significance of the diacetylene headgroup for molecular discrimination and points to the possible uses of the PMMA-supported PDA films for colorimetric screening of organic components in painting materials.

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The article was received on 05 Jul 2016, accepted on 09 Sep 2016, published on 12 Sep 2016 and first published online on 12 Sep 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6NJ02092E
Citation: New J. Chem., 2016,40, 9054-9059
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    Colorimetric analysis of painting materials using polymer-supported polydiacetylene films

    A. Trachtenberg, O. Malka, K. P. Kootery, S. Beglaryan, D. Malferrari, P. Galletti, S. Prati, R. Mazzeo, E. Tagliavini and R. Jelinek, New J. Chem., 2016, 40, 9054
    DOI: 10.1039/C6NJ02092E

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