Appl. Sci. 2013, 3(2), 490-514; doi:10.3390/app3020490
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Photopolymerization Reactions: On the Way to a Green and Sustainable Chemistry

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Received: 15 March 2013; in revised form: 28 March 2013 / Accepted: 1 April 2013 / Published: 24 April 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Greener and Sustainable Chemistry)
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Abstract: The present paper reviews some aspects concerned with the development of green technologies in the photopolymerization area: use of visible light sources (Xe and Hg-Xe lamps, diode lasers), soft irradiation conditions (household lamps: halogen lamp, fluorescence bulbs, LED bulbs), sunlight exposure, development of very efficient photoinitiating systems and use of renewable monomers. The drawbacks/breakthroughs encountered when going on the way of a greener approach are discussed. Examples of recent achievements are presented.
Keywords: cationic photopolymerization; radical photopolymerization; photoinitiators; visible light sources; soft irradiation conditions; sunlight exposure; LED; laser diodes; household lamps; halogen lamps; renewable monomers

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Tehfe, M.A.; Louradour, F.; Lalevée, J.; Fouassier, J.-P. Photopolymerization Reactions: On the Way to a Green and Sustainable Chemistry. Appl. Sci. 2013, 3, 490-514.

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Tehfe MA, Louradour F, Lalevée J, Fouassier J-P. Photopolymerization Reactions: On the Way to a Green and Sustainable Chemistry. Applied Sciences. 2013; 3(2):490-514.

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Tehfe, Mohamad A.; Louradour, Fanny; Lalevée, Jacques; Fouassier, Jean-Pierre. 2013. "Photopolymerization Reactions: On the Way to a Green and Sustainable Chemistry." Appl. Sci. 3, no. 2: 490-514.

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