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The design of UV absorbing systems for horticultural applications

Mahendra, V., Davis, F. J., Hadley, P. and Gilbert, A. (2013) The design of UV absorbing systems for horticultural applications. ISRN Materials Science, 2013. 604132. ISSN 2090-6099

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1155/2013/604132

Abstract/Summary

The synthesis and fluorescence behavior of a series of bis(trisilylalkyl)anthracene molecules is described. The photodegradation of these molecules under UV light has been monitored and compared to a commercially available fluorescent optical brightener. There is a relationship between the structure and the rate of photo decay. The materials with more bulky substituents exhibit the greater stability towards UV. For bis(triphenylsilyl)anthracene the photostability appears to be comparable with a commercially available optical brightener, but the molecule may be susceptible to thermal decay.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Biodiversity, Crops and Agroecosystems Division > Crops Research Group
ID Code:35729
Publisher:Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Publisher Statement:Copyright © 2013 V. Mahendra et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. How to Cite this Article V. Mahendra, F. J. Davis, P. Hadley, and A. Gilbert, “The Design of UV Absorbing Systems for Horticultural Applications,” ISRN Materials Science, vol. 2013, Article ID 604132, 9 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/604132

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