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Jeong, MJ; Potthast, A.
(2021): Improving the accuracy of estimating paper permanence for accelerated degradation in closed vials
CELLULOSE. 2021; 28(7): 4053-4068. FullText FullText_BOKU

To more accurately predict the permanence of paper during natural aging, we studied cellulose aging according to closed vial setup, which compared to alternative paper aging methods is closer to natural aging with regard to predictions of paper life expectancy. To improve kinetic evaluation, not only cellulose degradation by hydrolysis and oxidation, but also the moisture content in the closed vial were measured during the aging process. This allowed to eliminate the long-known errors of the method caused by vial leakage which falsely produce different aging rates for different aging periods. With the aim of predicting paper permanence more accurately, several ways of considering the moisture changes and the influences of paper moisture and vial leakage were considered and an improved protocol was elaborated that corrects the rate of cellulose chain scission based on the average moisture content in the paper. Based on this hydrolysis rate, the expected half-life DP becomes independent of the aging period and thus less error-prone and more reliable. We hope that this improvement of the very common closed-vial aging method will quickly be accepted and welcomed by the paper conservation community.
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Potthast Antje
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