Organic Mass Spectrometry in Art and Archaeology
- Offers an overview of the analysis of art and archaeological materials using techniques based on mass spectrometry
- Illustrates basic principles, procedures and applications of mass spectrometric techniques.
- Fills a gap in the field of application on destructive methods in the analysis of museum objects
- Edited by a world-wide respected specialists with extensive experience of the GC/MS analysis of art objects
- Such a handbook has been long-awaited by scientists, restorers and other experts in the analysis of art objects
PART I INTRODUCTION.
1 Organic Materials in Art and Archaeology (Maria Perla Colombini and Francesca Modugno).
2 Overview of Mass Spectrometric Based Techniques Applied in the Cultural Heritage Field (Gianluca Giorgi).
PART II DIRECT MASS SPECTROMETRIC ANALYSIS.
3 Direct Mass Spectrometric Techniques: Versatile Tools to Characterise Resinous Materials (Erika Ribechini).
4 Direct Mass Spectrometry to Characterise Wax and Lipid Materials (Martine Regert).
5 GALDI-MS Applied to Characterise Natural Varnishes and Binders (Patrick Dietemann and Christoph Herm).
6 MALDI-MS Applied to the Analysis of Protein Paint Binders (Stepanka Kuckova, Radovan Hynek and Milan Kodicek).
PART III GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY/MASS SPECTROMETRY.
7 GC/MS in the Characterization of Lipids (Maria Perla Colombini, Francesca Modugno and Erika Ribechini).
8 GC/MS in the Characterisation of Resinous Materials (Francesca Modugno and Erika Ribechini).
9 GC/MS in the Characterisation of Protein Paint Binders (Maria Perla Colombini and Gwenae¨lle Gautier).
10 SPME/GC-MS in the Characterisation of Terpenic Resins (Jean Bleton and Alain Tchapla).
11 Py-GC/MS of Organic Paint Binders (Ilaria Bonaduce and Alessia Andreotti).
12 Py-GC/MS of Natural and Synthetic Resins (Dominique Scalarone and Oscar Chiantore).
PART IV LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY/MASS SPECTROMETRY.
13 Characterization of Organic Natural Dyes by Electrospray Mass Spectrometry Coupled with HPLC and/or Capillary Electrophoresis (Katarzyna Lech, Katarzyna Połec´-Pawlak and Maciej Jarosz).
PART V OTHER MS-BASED TECHNIQUES.
14 Compound-specific Stable Isotopes in Organic Residue Analysis in Archaeology (Richard P. Evershed).
15 ToF-SIMS Study of Organic Materials in Cultural Heritage: Identification and Chemical Imaging (Vincent Mazel and Pascale Richardin).
16 Accelerator Mass Spectrometry for 14C Dating (Mariaelena Fedi).
"Minor criticisms aside, this is a really useful sourcebook and should be consulted by everyone working in the field." (Chromatographia, November 2010)
"Overall, I can recommend this book to those who wish to learn how organic mass spectrometric techniques can help unravel very old but also very interesting and relevant mysteries. In particular, I think all archaeometry researchers who are unfamiliar with these techniques will be pleasantly surprised by the current opportunities offered by MS (e.g., TOF-SIMS can provide direct imaging information from a solid sample), and they may discover new ways to enhance or complement their current research." (American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 2011)
"The book is an extensive source of information with numerous case studies and examples illustrating how MS can be used to reveal the history of objects". (Materials World, 1 October 2010)"
Contributors discuss organic compounds and analytical techniques at an undergraduate level with multiple easy-toreference tables and charts. In addition, all chapters include extensive bibliographies for supplementary information at both introductory and advanced levels." (CHOICE, 2010)
Wiley is pleased to have published a handbook on mass spectrometry in the analysis of art and archaeological materials. Such a definitive work has been long-awaited by scientists, restorers and other experts in the analysis of art objects. Organic Mass Spectrometry in Art and Archaeology offers the reader an overview of the topic whilst summarizing the latest knowledge.
The subject of mass spectrometry embraces a large number of analytical methods. In the study of organic materials, often old and forgotten technologies are uncovered. In the case of archaeology and fine arts they can lead to a better understanding of the materials analyzed, and hence to the proper restoration of damaged art objects.
The authors of Organic Mass Spectrometry in Art and Archaeology are subject specialists respected worldwide, with extensive experience in the mass spectrometric analysis of art objects. Colombini and Modugno cover the various mass spectrometric techniques used which have given results in the field of cultural heritage, or which show interesting potential in this area. They illustrate the basic principles, procedures and applications of mass spectrometric techniques, and include examples demonstrating the results of analyses of real samples.
Organic Mass Spectrometry in Art and Archaeology fills a gap in the field of applications in the analysis of museum objects. It is to be welcomed by a huge range of professionals and academics, including conservation scientists, chemists, analysts, materials experts, and all those involved in the conservation and restoration of art objects from museums and institutions around the world participating in the care of cultural heritage. Postgraduate students of archaeochemistry and restoration will also find it useful.
PART I: Introduction
PART II: Direct Mass Spectrometric Analysis
PART III: Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
PART IV: Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
PART V: Other Ms-Based Techniques