Synthesis and photochromic properties of some fluorine-containing naphthopyrans

Christopher D. Gabbutt, Thomas Gelbrich, John D. Hepworth, B. Mark Heron, Michael B. Hursthouse, Steven M. Partington

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A series of novel naphthopyrans containing fluorine substituents has been prepared and their behaviour following irradation with UV light has been investigated. The colourless naphthopyrans exhibit photochromism through electrocyclic opening of the pyran ring. The spectral properties of the resulting coloured naphthalene-based dienones are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-93
Number of pages15
JournalDyes and Pigments
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2002
Externally publishedYes


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