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.
Rius, A.; Marsal , A.; Bautista, E.; Cuadros, S.; Reyes, M.; Font Vallès, Joaquim Journal of the Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists Vol. 93, num. 5, p. 176-182 Date of publication: 2009 Journal article
Font Vallès, Joaquim; Viera, S.; Cuadros, S.; Rius, A.; Reyes, M.; Verdú, E.; Jorba, M.; Juárez, M.; Marsal , A. Journal of the American Leather Chemists Association Vol. 103, num. 3, p. 53-61 Date of publication: 2008 Journal article
Font Vallès, Joaquim; Rius, A.; Marsal , A.; Hauber, C.; Tommaselli, M. Eurocongress of the International Union of Leather Technicians and Chemists Societies (IULTCS) Presentation's date: 2006-05 Presentation of work at congresses
Marsal , A.; Rius, A.; Cot , J.; Lalueza, J.; Ramón, P.; Font Vallès, Joaquim Journal of the Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists Vol. 89, num. 6, p. 232-236 Date of publication: 2005 Journal article
Rius, A.; Font Vallès, Joaquim; Cuadros, R.; Santiago, M.; Verdú, E.; Marsal , A. Journal of the American Leather Chemists Association Vol. 97, num. 7, p. 277-282 Date of publication: 2002-03 Journal article