Polymeric materials for conservation and art.
Problem of restoration for contemporary art.
Monomer, repeating unit, polymer, polymer architectures and stereochemistry.
Molar mass distributions.
Polymer solutions. Teas diagrams.
Average molecular weights and their determinations,
Gel permeation chromatography.
Polymer synthesis: Carothers.
Polyamides and contemporary works.
Gelation. Gel cleaning systems.
Polyurethanes and contemporary works.
Amorphous polymers; semicrystalline polymers, Tg and Tm determination.
Polymers mechanical behavior: stress-strain curve, creep.
Adhesion and adhesives.
Natural and synthetic rubber.
Silicone resins and Restoration (protective, water repellent, consolidating).
Polyesters: synthesis, properties and their use for Restoration.
Acrylic resins in painting and in Restoration. Acrylfluorinated resins.
Surface coatings. Formation methodologies of a film.
Degradation of polymers by hydrolysis and photo-oxidation.
Pictorial binders. Drying oils.
Alkyd resins. Fluorinated polymers.
The use of polymers for Cultural Heritage: i) consolidating (for stone, glass, wood, canvas, paper); ii) protective; iii) adhesives.