An unpleasant smelling volatile material used as a vapor phase neutralizing agent. Cyclohexylamine carbonate (CHC) was placed in sachets and interleaving tissues. Although it effectively provides a buffer to volatile acids, CHC leaves no alkaline reserve. CHC may also act as a corrosion inhibitor.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Vapor pressure = 0.397 at 25C
Hazards and Safety
Suspected carcinogen. May cause liver and kidney damage.
Highly irritating to skin.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Book and Paper Group, Paper Conservation Catalog, AIC, 1984, 1989
- Website address 1 Comment: www.hants.org.uk/museums - conservation termlist