Synthesis and photochromic properties of substituted 3H-naphtho[2,1-b] pyrans

Christopher D. Gabbutt, B. Mark Heron, Alicia C. Instone, Peter N. Horton, Michael B. Hursthouse

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The synthesis and spectroscopic properties of novel 3H-naphtho[2,1-b]pyrans are described. Subtle variation of the colour of the photo-generated merocyanine dyes derived from these naphthopyrans can be accomplished by controlling the steric interactions between a terminal pyrrolidine donor group and a proximal substituent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-471
Number of pages9
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes


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