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
- Suspected carcinogen.
- May cause liver and kidney damage.
- Highly irritating to skin.
- NIHL Compound info
Physical and Chemical Properties
Vapor pressure = 0.397 at 25C
Resources and Citations
- Book and Paper Group, Paper Conservation Catalog, AIC, 1984, 1989
- Conservation termlist: www.hants.org.uk/museums