Academic thesis

Elise Grosche: The analysis of solvent based wood preservatives in the field of conservation – Survey, Advancement and Application of thin layer chromatograph Methods Back
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Abstract: The following thesis deals with the development of thin layer chromatography methods for the proof of pesticide residues of different wood preservatives found in contaminated wooden artefacts. The aim was to find a low cost and quick method that can be used by conservators without a highly mechanistic effort. With the aid of the high-performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC) an effective method could be found that provides a determination of the most frequently used agents in the field of cultural heritage (Cl-N, DDT, γ-HCH, PCP, Permethrin und Deltamethrin). Based on the results a brief introduction for conservators about the way to proof these selected agents was developed.


Keywords: wood preservative, organochlorine biocide, pyretroide, Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC), High-Performance Thin Layer Chromatography (HPTLC)
  • academic institution: Technische Hochschule Köln
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Dr. Friederike Waentig (FH Köln)
  • assistant Tutor:  Dr. Achim Unger (Rathgen Forschungslabor Berlin)
  • date:  2005
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  119
  • pictures:  41

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