e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology
Online ISSN : 1348-0391
ISSN-L : 1348-0391
Conference -CIF'15-
Photometric Characteristics of Aqueous Solutions and Polymer Films Containing Bromothymol Blue/Diphenyliodonium Salts Applied for UV Monitoring
Tomoya TakadaKazuya UchinoTakanori SudaAyumi NakagawaAya Nobuta
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2015 Volume 13 Pages 15-18


We examined the photometric characteristics of ultraviolet light (UV) measurements of aqueous solution and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) film containing bromothymol blue (BTB) and diphenyliodonium salts (chloride, nitrate and trifluoromethane sulfonate). The solution and film were initially green (neutral), but were changed to yellow (acidic) by irradiation with 254 nm UV from a mercury lamp. A solution and film containing only BTB did not show the color change, which we concluded was solely induced by the acid generation from the diphenyliodonium salts. Photochemical kinetics of the UV-induced color change are discussed on the basis of experimental results; the color change proceeded obviously according to pseudo-first-order kinetics. This BTB/diphenyliodonium salt system could be used as a low-cost, mobile UV dosimeter. [DOI: 10.1380/ejssnt.2015.15]

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