Le Blond, S., Guilminot, E., Lemoine, G., Huet, N. & Mevellec, J. Y. (2009) FT-Raman spectroscopy: A positive means of evaluating the impact of whale bone preservation treatment. Vib. Spectrosc. 51 156–161.
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Numéro d'identification (ISBN etc.): 0924-2031
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Mots-clés: apatite, biomaterials, Bones, Collagen, Degreasing, FT-Raman, microscopy, Whale
Créateurs: Guilminot, Huet, Le Blond, Lemoine, Mevellec
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The degreasing methods currently used for osteological collections are not always completely satisfactory. Numerous natural history museums encounter the problem of grease seeping to the surface of bones. FT-Raman spectroscopy was used to characterise cetacean bones, before and after degreasing treatment, in order to evaluate the efficacy of treatment and the impact thereof on bone constituents. The Raman spectra made it possible to monitor the changes in the main bone constituents: the mineral component with the apatite band at 960 cm(-1), the organic component with the collagen amide III band at 1270 cm(-1) and fat with the lipid CH(2) band at 2850 cm(-1). The band associated with lipids decreased and even disappeared with degreasing treatment containing chlorinated solvents. This type of treatment enables fat to be extracted both from the surface and from the bone core; however, it debases the organic component of bone by denaturing collagen. Alternative types of treatment (acetone or enzyme baths) were tested over a limited period, which did not enable their true efficacy to be demonstrated. During the alternative treatments, no bone degradation was observed. Only the acetone solution was able to extract fat, though only from the surface. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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