Troalen, Lore, Phillips, Ashely S, Peggie, David A, Barran, Perdita E and Hulme, Alison N (2014) Historical textile dyeing with Genista tinctoria L.: a comprehensive study by UPLC-MS/MS analysis. Analytical Methods . ISSN 1759-9679

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Polyphenolic components from Genista species have been well characterised because of their potential as antioxidants and as therapeutic leads; however, the identification of dyer's greenweed (Genista tinctoria L.) in historical textiles has been the subject of only limited studies. This paper presents a comprehensive UPLC-PDA MS/MS study of reference and historical yarns dyed with this species. Several so far unreported dye components that could assist with the identification of this dye source, were characterised by MS/MS. Furthermore, the effect of photo-degradation and textile preparation techniques (such as over-dyeing) on the dye fingerprint was investigated and the results correlated with those obtained from historical samples from the Burrell and Bodleian collections, UK.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain > DAW Central Europe
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QK Botany
Theme: Material culture: creation and use
Department: Collections Services
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2014 16:12
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2017 16:06

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