Database of ATR-IR spectra of materials related to paints and coatings
In this page a selection of ATR-FT-IR spectra of various conservation- and painting-related materials (pigments, binders, fillers, etc) is presented. These infrared spectra have been recorded at University of Tartu (Estonia), Institute of Chemistry, Chair of Analytical Chemistry. The spectra have been acquired over the last couple of years in the course of various projects on historic, industrial and construction paints, coatings and pigments.
In the course of the research of inorganic pigments and the usefulness of ATR-FT-IR for identification of inorganic pigments using the low wavenumber region (550–230 cm–1) two papers have been published (Spectrochimica Acta Part A, 2009, 73, 764–771 and Spectrochimica Acta Part A, 2010, 75, 1061–1072) and a doctoral thesis has been defended. IR spectra of these inorganic pigments are presented in section “Inorganic pigments” in the subsection "Pigment + linseed oil”.
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