Progress of Cryogenics and Isotopes Separation , ISSN: 1582-2575
2011, Volume 14, Issue 1

Organic Components Determination in Paintings Using GC/MS

Raluca Popescu 1 , Claudia Samoilescu 2 , Diana Costinel 1 , Roxana Elena Ionete 1* , Ioan Stefanescu 1

1 National Institute for Research and Development for Cryogenics and Isotopic Technologies - ICIT Rm. Valcea, Uzinei Street no. 4, P.O. Box Raureni 7, 240050, Ramnicu Valcea, Romania
2 National University of Arts - Bucharest, Faculty of Hystory and Theory of Arts, General Bunisteanu Street, no.19, Bucharest, Romania

*Corresponding author: Roxana Elena Ionete, E-mail:

Published: May 2011


Icons and paintings have an historic and personal significance, so that their preservation and restauration is an important part of keeping our cultural heritage. In our country the paintings have been rarely studied through modern chemical techniques and therefore very few information is available on the material used by the painter and restaurators. This paper details the preparation and gas-chromatography/mass spectrometric (GC/MS) analysis procedures for the identification of organic compounds in paintings.


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