Hindered amine light stabilizer
A class of Antioxidant added to varnishes and polymers to minimize photochemical degradation. Hindered amine light stabilizers (HALS) act as a catalyst to deactivate the peroxy radicals. Thus, they are effective without being consumed. Many HALS additives are derivatives of 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine. (Mills and White 1994). They are often used in polyolefins, polyethylenes, and polyurethane
Synonyms and Related Terms
HALS; Tinuvin 292 [Ciba-Geigy]; Chimasorb 944 [Ciba-Geigy]; Mixxim 57 [Fairmont];
Resources and Citations
- R.de la Rie, "Polymer Stabilizers. "A Survey with Reference to Possible Applications in the Conservation Field" Studies in Conservation 33:9-22,1988.
- J.S. Mills, R.White, The Organic Chemistry of Museum Objects, Butterworth Heinemann, London, 1994.
- John S. Mills, Raymond White, The Organic Chemistry of Museum Objects, Butterworth Heineman, London, 2nd ed., 1994
- R.de la Rie, C.McGlinchy "Stabilized Dammar Picture Varnish" Studies in Conservation 34:137-146