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But will it turn green?

Postby Jenise » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:05 pm

A recent report on NPR explained that someone has figured out that applying olive oil to the large famed limestone cathedral of York known as the York Minster (indeed it's quite beautiful, I've been there several times), might help put up a barrier to stop the wear being caused by acid rain.
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Re: But will it turn green?

Postby Mike Filigenzi » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:37 pm

Jenise wrote:A recent report on NPR explained that someone has figured out that applying olive oil to the large famed limestone cathedral of York known as the York Minster (indeed it's quite beautiful, I've been there several times), might help put up a barrier to stop the wear being caused by acid rain.


That would be an excellent use for much of the crappier supermarket olive oil that's out there.

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Re: But will it turn green?

Postby Jeff Grossman/NYC » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:36 pm

Maybe on a hot summer day we can all bring tomatoes and bufala mozzerella -- "Minster-ella", we'll re-christen it -- for a little caprese al fresco? (There are huge wall paintings in this cathedral, aren't there?)
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Re: But will it turn green?

Postby Jenise » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:45 pm

I'll bring the wine! Lacryma Cristi would do nicely....
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Re: But will it turn green?

Postby Jeff Grossman/NYC » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:24 am

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Re: But will it turn green?

Postby Peter May » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:35 pm

Just to spoil the fun, it's not olive oil, but a compound based on oleic acid found inf olive oil

They've formulated a new coating based on oleic acid and the highly hydrophobic 1H,1H, 2H,2H-perfluoro-decyltrimethoxysilane, C10H4F17Si(OMe)3. The mixture of the two compounds creates a superhydrophobic coating that repels water with high efficiency while remaining permeable to air. *

http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2012/ ... rk-minster

*sorry, subscripts in original haven't displayed.
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