Tatiana Vitorino

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Our cultural heritage is constituted by irreplaceable artworks that must be known and preserved. Their study and documentation should be in principle carried out using non-invasive approaches. The technological advances in spectroscopic imaging acquisition devices made it possible to apply this methodology to such purpose. In this context, the present paper(More)
In this work, microspectrofluorimetry was for the first time applied to the identification of the red organic lakes that are characteristic of the lavish illuminations found in 15(th) century books of hours. Microspectrofluorimetry identified those red paints, ranging from opaque pink to dark red glazes, as brazilwood lakes. An unequivocal characterization(More)
The ground and excited state (in the singlet state, S1) acid–base equilibria, together with the photophysical properties of the two main constituents of brazilwood, brazilin and brazilein, have been investigated in aqueous solutions in the pH range: −1 < pH < 10. Brazilin is the colorless reduced form of brazilein where three ground and three excited state(More)
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