Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 502 (2017) 153–164 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Journal of Colloid and Interface Science journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/jcis Regular Article Innovative chemical gels meet enzymes: A smart combination for cleaning paper artworks a b b a b a,⇑ Claudia Mazzuca , Giovanna Poggi , Nicole Bonelli , Laura Micheli , Piero Baglioni , Antonio Palleschi Department of Chemical Sciences and Technologies & CSGI, University of Rome ‘‘Tor Vergata”, Via della Ricerca Scientiﬁca 1, 00133 Rome, Italy Department of Chemistry & CSGI, University of Florence, Via della Lastruccia 3 - Sesto Fiorentino, 50019 Florence, Italy graphical a bstract article i nfo abstract Article history: Hypothesis: Due to their highly retentive properties, innovative recently developed, semi-interpenetrated Received 9 February 2017 hydrogels made up of poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) (PVP) chains embedded in a poly(2-hydroxyethyl Revised 26 April 2017 methacrylate) (p(HEMA)) network should be efﬁciently used as cleaning material for fragile and degraded Accepted 26 April 2017 paper artworks. In restoration practice, indeed the wet cleaning of these artworks is usually performed by Available online 29 April 2017 immersion of paper in water, a procedure which may lead to several drawbacks, including paper ﬁbers swelling and dissolution of water-soluble
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science – Elsevier
Published: Sep 15, 2017
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