The effectiveness of poly(allyl diglycol carbonate(CR39) for low-dose solar ultraviolet dosimetry

Sydenham, Michael M., Collins, Michael J., & Hirst, Lawrence (1994) The effectiveness of poly(allyl diglycol carbonate(CR39) for low-dose solar ultraviolet dosimetry. Photochemistry and Photobiology, 59, pp. 58-65.


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The suitability of CR-39 (poly[allyl diglycol carbonate]) for low-dose solar UV ocular dosimetry was invetigated and compared with polysulfone film. the CR-39 was sourced from two suppliers and cut into indicidual dosimeters and contact lenses. All CR-39 and polysulfone dosimeters were exposed to sunlight (0-9 minimal erthemal dose). After exposure, CR-39 dosimeters were quantified by spectrophotometric transmittance measurements at 400 nm and 720 nm. Post-exposed polysulfone dosimeters were analyzed for change in absorbance by spectrophotometry at 330 nm. The CR-39, in the form of individual dosimeters and as contact lenses, was not capable of accurate dose assessment for the dose range considered. On the other hand, polysulfone was found to be a reliable sodimeter over the same dose range.

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ID Code: 910
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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For a copy of this paper, please contact the corresponding author. Michael J. Collins (email)

Photochemistry and Photobiology (ISSN 0031-8655) is published bimonthly by the American Society of Photobiology.

ISSN: 0031-8655
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1994 American Society for Photobiology
Deposited On: 05 Apr 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 14:40

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