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

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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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Submitted
06 Oct 2006
First published
14 Feb 2007

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2007,36, 1270-1281
Article type
Tutorial Review

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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