Differentiating Between Synthetic and Natural Ivory??

Ed Espinoza ed at lab.r1.fws.gov
Thu Mar 31 18:07:17 EST 1994


In article <199403250014.AA14942 at sol.dmp.csiro.au> lachlan at dmp.csiro.au (Lachlan Cranswick) writes:
>From: lachlan at dmp.csiro.au (Lachlan Cranswick)
>Subject: Differentiating Between Synthetic and Natural Ivory??
>Date: Fri, 25 Mar 94 10:14:05 EST


>Does anyone have or know of references or techniques to
>unambiguously differentiate natural and synthetic ivory?

I have written a booklet titled "Identification Guide for Ivory and Ivory 
Substitutes" which was published by the World Wildlife Foundation.

The best analytical method for differentiating natural from synthetic ivory is 
using FT-IR spectroscopy.

If you need more information please contact me at
espinozae at mail.fws.gov




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