Gabrieli F1, Rosi F1, Vichi A2, Cartechini L1, Pensabene Buemi L3, Kazarian SG2, Miliani C1.
Anal Chem. 2016 Dec 28. doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b04065. [Epub ahead of print]Protrusions, efflorescence, delamination, and opacity decreasing are severe degradation phenomena affecting oil paints with zinc oxide, one of the most common white pigments of the 20th century. Responsible for these dramatic alterations are the Zn carboxylates (also known as Zn soaps) originated by the interaction of the pigment and the fatty acids resulting from the hydrolysis of glycerides in the oil binding medium. Read More