Synthesis and photochromic properties of methoxy substituted 2,2-diaryl-2H-naphtho[1,2-b]pyrans

Christopher D. Gabbutt, John D. Hepworth, B. Mark Heron, David A. Thomas, Colin Kilner, Steven M. Partington

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A series of methoxy-substituted 2,2-di(4-methoxyphenyl)-2H-naphtho[1,2-b]pyrans has been synthesised from 3-alkoxycarbonyl-1-naphthols and 1,1-di(4-methoxyphenyl)prop-2-yn-1-ol. The influence of the methoxy group on the wavelength of maximum absorption and the stability of the ring-opened naphthopyrans is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-582
Number of pages16
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2004
Externally publishedYes


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