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Molecules 2018, 23(5), 1081; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23051081

Vegetable Tannins Used in the Manufacture of Historic Leathers

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Artistic Studies Research Centre, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon, Largo da Academia Nacional de Belas-Artes, 1249-058 Lisboa, Portugal
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Centre of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Campo Grande, Edifício C-8, 1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal
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Academic Editors: Hideyuki Ito, Tsutomu Hatano and Takashi Yoshida
Received: 28 March 2018 / Revised: 28 April 2018 / Accepted: 1 May 2018 / Published: 3 May 2018
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In this review, a brief description of how animal skins were transformed in leathers in Europe using different vegetable tannins will be presented. Special attention will be dedicated to the description of the type of tannins and the characteristics of the most important type of historic leathers thus obtained. The text will also focus on the description of the techniques used in the identification of these tannins in historic objects: colorimetric tests and spectroscopic analysis. View Full-Text
Keywords: tannins; vegetable tanning; European historic leathers; colorimetric tests; spectroscopy; UV-Vis; FTIR tannins; vegetable tanning; European historic leathers; colorimetric tests; spectroscopy; UV-Vis; FTIR
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Falcão, L.; Araújo, M.E.M. Vegetable Tannins Used in the Manufacture of Historic Leathers. Molecules 2018, 23, 1081.

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