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The Chemistry of Sunglasses – in C&EN

The Chemistry of Sunglasses
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Summer’s fast approaching in the northern hemisphere, and after the surprising early arrival of summer-like weather in the UK this past weekend, it seems an appropriate time to be taking a look at the chemistry of sunglasses. What are they made of, how do they protect your eyes, and how do photochromic sunglasses work? Click through to C&EN’s Periodic Graphics to find the answers!