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Chemically Speaking, What is Actually Taking Place During Pickling and Tanning?

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by RedWolf7, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. RedWolf7

    RedWolf7 New Member

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    How does a piece of raw skin become leather? What are the chemicals actually doing to it?
     
  2. cyclone

    cyclone Posts: 400001

    Crosslinking of the collagenaceous proteins...
     

  3. RedWolf7

    RedWolf7 New Member

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    So do you recommend dihydrogen monoxide in the rehydration process?
     
  4. cyclone

    cyclone Posts: 400001

    Along with 3% sodium chloride and a surfactant...yes..

    http://www.chem.tamu.edu/class/majors/msdsfiles/msdswater.htm