Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds

, Volume 41, Issue 3, pp 281–311

Spiropyrans: Synthesis, Properties, and Application. (Review)

  • B. S. Lukyanov
  • M. B. Lukyanova

DOI: 10.1007/s10593-005-0148-x

Cite this article as:
Lukyanov, B.S. & Lukyanova, M.B. Chem Heterocycl Compd (2005) 41: 281. doi:10.1007/s10593-005-0148-x


Published data on the synthesis and structural modification of spiropyrans and bisspiropyrans and production of the heteroanalogs of spiropyrans are classified and analyzed. The chemical characteristics of spiropyrans, including complexation of the open-chain isomers and cyclic forms are examined. Special attention is paid to the photochromic characteristics of spiropyrans at interfaces between phases.


bisspiropyranslight-sensitive materialsspiropyransphotochromism

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. S. Lukyanov
    • 1
  • M. B. Lukyanova
    • 1
  1. 1.Scientific-Research Institute of Physical and Organic ChemistryRostov State UniversityRostov-on-DonRussia