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Spectroscopic characterization of natural dyes by their non-invasive identification on pre-Columbian codices: the Maya yellow

  title={Spectroscopic characterization of natural dyes by their non-invasive identification on pre-Columbian codices: the Maya yellow},
  author={Paula Nabais},
An analytical study of the Huexotzinco Codex using X-ray fluorescence, fiber optic reflectance spectroscopy, and portable Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy
The Huexotzinco Codex is one of the earliest surviving manuscripts from the early colonial period of Mexico. The codex pertains to the legal case of conquistador Hernán Cortés and contains paintings
Attapulgite hybridization pigment with acid base/solvent discoloring behavior and preparing method thereof
The attapulgite hybridization pigment expresses the excellent discoloring behavior to acid base and the solvent, and can be used for fields of an acid-base indicator, a solvent indicator, solvent component detection, ink-free printing and the like.


Characterization and analytical application of Morin - bovine serum albumin system by spectroscopic approaches.
Multi-technique approach for the in situ study of ancient manuscripts, PhD thesis in “Scienza per la Conservazione dei Beni Culturali
  • Settore Scientifico Disciplinare
  • 2012
Material study of the codex Colombino, Royal Society of chemistry
  • Science and Art,
  • 2014
Surface‐enhanced Raman spectroscopy spectra of Mexican dyestuffs
Dyes were used in Mexico since early pre-Hispanic periods for coloring of fibers, codex writing, and mural paintings, among other purposes. From the wide variety of Mexican dyes, only a handful has
Pre-columbian nanotechnology: reconciling the mysteries of the maya blue pigment
The ancient Maya combined skills in organic chemistry and mineralogy to create an important technology – the first permanent organic pigment. The unique color and stability of Maya Blue can be
Identification of Colorants on Maps from the Early Colonial Period of New Spain (Mexico)
Abstract Six hand-drawn maps from the Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas at Austin underwent treatment at the university's Preservation and Conservation Studies laboratories
On Some Natural Organic Yellow Colorants in Aztec Codices: the Florentine Codex
Little is known about the colorants that were used in Aztec manuscript illumination. The study of contemporary sources may give us useful information. The Florentine Codex gives names and