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Preventing UV-light damage of light sensitive materials using a highly protective UV-absorbing coating

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Abstract

One of the most important drawbacks of classical and new advanced functional materials for applications outdoors, or in environments with high UV irradiation, is the light induced damage that reduces drastically their effective operation lifetime or durability. This makes protecting light sensitive materials against UV irradiation a nowadays important technological demand in almost every industrial field. This tutorial review incorporates the main aspects of UV damage to materials and describes the recently developed highly effective thin UV-protective coatings, based on UV-absorber molecules entrapped in a Sol–Gel derived ormosil matrix.

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The article was received on 06 Oct 2006 and first published on 14 Feb 2007


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/B608888K
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2007,36, 1270-1281
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    Preventing UV-light damage of light sensitive materials using a highly protective UV-absorbing coating

    M. Zayat, P. Garcia-Parejo and D. Levy, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2007, 36, 1270
    DOI: 10.1039/B608888K

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