Cyclohexylamine carbonate

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Description

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

CHC

Other Properties

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