The objective of the group is to study material of historical, archeological, artistic and heritage interest using chemical analysis and sophisticated scientific equipment. From knowledge of the materials used the chemical mechanismes of the ageing processes and alterations can be explained which is of great interest in the field of conservation and restoration and also to obtain information on the techniques of the production of these materials, their geographical origin, trade etc. The research is based on adapting the techniques to the proposed problems and in optimizing the method of analysis as well as the possibility of using the results in other fields of knowledge. CE, HPLC and FTIR are available and other techniques are used such as: X-ray difraction XRD,Electronic microscope SEM EDS... An inportant part of the research depends on taking advantage of the different techniques attached to Synchrotron light sources.
Cuadros Domènech, S.; Manresa, M.; Font Vallès, Joaquim; Puig, R.; Marsal , A. Journal of the Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists Vol. 96, num. 6, p. 225-233 Date of publication: 2012 Journal article
Kiliç, E.; Font Vallès, Joaquim; Puig, R.; Colak, S.; Celik, D. Journal of hazardous materials Vol. 185, num. 1, p. 456-462 DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2010.09.054 Date of publication: 2011-01-15 Journal article
Roig, J.; Font Vallès, Joaquim; Marginet, X.; Jorba, M.; Olle, L.; Bacardit, A.; Puig, R. Journal of the American Leather Chemists Association Vol. 104, num. 4, p. 139-148 Date of publication: 2009 Journal article
Roig, J.; Font Vallès, Joaquim; Marginet, X.; Jorba, M.; Olle, L.; Puig, R.; Elías, X.; Puigdengoles, J.M. 57 Congreso de la Asociación Química Española de la Industria del Cuero p. 45-60 Presentation's date: 2008-04 Presentation of work at congresses