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Biodegradation of leather tanned with inorganic salts

Author
Bacardit, A.; Jorba, M.; Font Vallès, Joaquim; Shendrik, A.; Olle, L.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Journal of the Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists
Date of publication
2011-04-14
Volume
95
Number
2
First page
63
Last page
67
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/12371 Open in new window
Abstract
This paper aims to evaluate the physical, chemical and biological processes associated with the deterioration of leather tanned with inorganic salts. The samples of leather were exposed during eight months to outdoor weathering, and then their properties were evaluated. The results indicate that biodegration starts with dehydration, a partial scission of the protein chain of the collagen, detanning and a loss of oils due to volatilization and/or decomposition.
Citation
Bacardit, A. [et al.]. Biodegradation of leather tanned with inorganic salts. "Journal of the Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists", 14 Abril 2011, vol. 95, núm. 2, p. 63-67.
Group of research
AMCH - Analysi of materials in Cultural Heritage
Càtedra A3 - A3 Chair

Participants

  • Bacardit Dalmases, Anna  (author)
  • Jorba Montse, Montse  (author)
  • Font Vallès, Joaquim  (author)
  • Shendrik, Alexander  (author)
  • Olle Otero, Luis  (author)