05/03/2012

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Handbook of UV Degradation and Stabilization

The Handbook of UV Degradation and Stabilization has 12 chapters, each discussing different aspect of UV related phenomena. The introduction explains how plants, animals and humans protect themselves against UV radiation, and which of these concepts can be applied to the protection of man-made materials. The second chapter discusses physical phenomena occurring in materials when they are exposed to UV radiation. Potentially useful UV stabilisation methods are described in chapter 3.The fourth chapter contains information on available UV stabilisers. Stability of UV stabilisers, important for predicting lifetime of their protection, is discussed in chapter 5. Principles of stabiliser selection are given in chapter 6. Chapters 7 and 8 give specific information on degradation and stabilisation of 50 different polymers and rubbers as well as 40 groups of final products manufactured from them, respectively. In addition, more focused information is provided in chapter 9 for sunscreens. Specific effects of UV stabilisers which may affect formulation are described in chapter 10. Analytical methods are discussed in chapter 11. The book is concluded with the effect of UV stabilisers on the health and safety.

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