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9. Jul 2015 | Coatings Technologies

Nanoparticulate inorganic UV absorbers

Inorganic nanoparticles with UV-absorbing properties are an important class of UV filters.

A review highlights synthetic methods and their respective products for the most popular UV-absorbing nanomaterials. Source: Technoseum/Fotolia

They can be used in various applications and in a variety of forms, including suspensions, nanocomposites, and solid thin films.

Most popular UV-absorbing nanomaterials

In a review, researchers from DWI Leibniz Institut für Interaktive Materialien gave an overview of the synthetic methods and their respective products for the most popular UV-absorbing nanomaterials, including zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, cerium dioxide and ferrous oxides, and oxyhydroxides.

The study is published in: Journal of Coatings Technology and Research, July 2015, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 617-632

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