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ARTC801 - Chemistry Resources for Art Conservation

Chemistry in Art

JosephWright-Alchemist

The Alchemist Discovering Phosphorus (Joseph Wright, 1771)

Introduction

Welcome to the Chemistry Resources for Art Conservation research guide. The purpose of this guide is to direct you to the key chemistry and related resources of interest to art conservationists.

The section on Chemistry Databases contains information on chemical literature databases such as SciFinder and Analytical Abstracts. Use these tools to locate references to chemical substances in the published literature.

Under Chemical and Physical Properties you will find links to online handbooks and databases containing physical and chemical property data for millions of chemical substances.

A vast and growing amount of chemical data can be found on the internet. Chemical Data on the Web contains links to chemical search engines and archives.

For information on chemicals found in contemporary and historical products, consult the sections on Chemical Products and Historical Information.

The Standards section contains links to ASTM and CSA standards and other standards collections and search engines.

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