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The photo-reactivity of artistic pigments: from the preservation of historical paintings to new opportunities as singlet oxygen generators

Project description

The secrets of singlet oxygen in paintings

Singlet oxygen is one of the reactive oxygen species known for being a strong oxidant. Some materials, called singlet oxygen generators, produce it under light exposure and in presence of oxygen. They can be found even among the pigments used in historical paintings, as singlet oxygen has a huge impact in the preservation of artistic pigments. The EU-funded PHOTOELECTROART project aims to provide further understanding regarding the photo-reactivity of artistic pigments that generate singlet oxygen, the impact of the environment, and how this can be applied to improve the preservation of historical paintings. To achieve this, researchers will exploit a highly interdisciplinary methodological process based on photo-electrochemistry and infrared spectroscopy.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA
Net EU contribution
€ 188 590,08
Address
Dorsoduro 3246
30123 Venezia
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Venezia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Partners (2)

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Antwerpen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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SYNCHROTRON SOLEIL SOCIETE CIVILE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
L Orme Des Merisiers
91190 Saint Aubin

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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