Hydrogen sulfide scavenger

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Paper or cloth impregnated with compounds that absorb or react with Hydrogen sulfide. Examples of absorbents are Activated carbon, Activated alumina, and molecular sieves. Examples of antitarnish compounds are Zinc carbonate, fine particle Silver, Zinc oxide, and some metal salts.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Schwefelwasserstoffabsorber (Deut.); piège à hydrogène sulfuré (Fr.);

Brand names: Silvercloth [Pacific]; Silversheen[Willeeco]; Silver Protection Strips [Hagerty]; Silver Protector strips [3M]; Silver Saver Antitarnish strips [Daubert Coated Products]

Additional Information

° L.Selwyn "Historical Silver: Storage, Display and Tarnish Removal" J.IIC-GC, Vol. 15, 1990.

° M.Gilberg and Cook, "The Use of Hydrogen Sulphide Scavengers for the Protection of Silver Objects in Museum Collections" ICOM Metals Working Group Newsletter Feb 1986 .

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002
  • L. Selwyn, 'Historical Silver: Storage, Display and Tarnish Removal', J.IIC-GC, 15, 1990