Pyrophthalones as Blue Wavelength Absorbers in Thermoplastic Media


Corresponding author email: (Arunkumar Natarajan)


We have explored the utility of pyrophthalones as violet-blue light filtering dyes in polymer matrices for wavelengths below 450 nm. Further, we have investigated the photodegradation of these molecules in thermoplastic media and the mechanisms behind their degradation. Finally, a range of additives have been explored to improve the photostability of these molecules to achieve the desired performance.