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Photochemistry, History and Commercial Applications of Hexaarylbiimidazoles

All about HABIs

The objective of this book is to acquaint the reader with a novel class of photochemical oxidants and polymerization initiators that have become widely accepted in industry. As most of the work with these materials is reported in the patent literature, an effort has been made to study this area of scientific activity, as well as present a thorough review of the journal publications. Photochemistry, History and Commercial Applications of HABIs also presents new technologies such as waveguides, holography along with some more traditional applications (i.e. filters, litho plates, and photoresists).

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For practicing photochemists, professors who are interested in relating research to product development and scientists who may have some interest in learning about patents


Published: November 2006

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-52770-7


  • 1 Introduction
    2 Industrial photochemistry from the 1960s onward
    3 The Du Pont company from 1960 to 2000
    4 The beginning of HABI chemistry at Du Pont
    5 The HABI literature
    6 A survey of HABI publications
    7 The chemistry of HABIs
    8 The development of DYLUX® instant access photosensitive products
    9 HABIs as photopolymerization initiators
    10 HABIs in color-proofing systems
    11 Electrophotographic master proofing (EMP)
    12 HABis in Du Pont photopolymer films for the electronics industry
    13 HABI photoinitiators in photopolymer films developed for holographic applications
    14 HABI enhanced attributes provide unique photopolymer waveguide technology for optical interconnections and functional photonic components
    15 More applications for photopolymers
    16 Phototackification
    17 HABIs in silver-based photographic systems
    18 Gravell's contribution to the recording of watermarks
    19 The role of patents in the development of HABI technology
    20 Photopolymers – an enabler of industrial innovation
    21 Cescon Patent US 3,784,557
    22 Could we have done better?


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