Synthesis and photochromic behavior of spiropyran dyes

Kai Hua Shen, Xiao Lian Li, Doon Hong Choi

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A novel bifunctional dye containing spirobenzopyran and cinnamoyl moiety was prepared and its behavior following irradiation with different UV lights (275/365 nm) was investigated. The colourless bifunctional dye in the film state exhibits photochromism through the colored merocyanine transformation of spirobenzopyran and photocrosslinking reaction in cinnamoyl moieties. The dynamic processes of decolorization was investigated by using the PMMA and PVCi film. The effect of photocrosslink on the stability of photochromism was considered from this study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)935-938
Number of pages4
JournalGaodeng Xuexiao Huaxue Xuebao/Chemical Journal of Chinese Universities
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2005 May
Externally publishedYes


  • Cinnamate
  • Photochromism
  • Spiropyran

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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