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Reactions Science Videos | April 20, 2017

Did you know that thousands of precious paintings around the world are generating soap beneath their surfaces? A huge thanks to Rijks Museum conservator Petria Noble and independent conservation scientist Jaap Boon. If this episode leaves you wanting more chemistry goodness, check out the featured resources below:

Art conservators struggle with microscopic eruptions in masterpieces
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Van Gogh’s Fading Colors Inspire Scientific Inquiry
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Cleaning Acrylics
http://cen.acs.org/articles/89/i42/Cl...  

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