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International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 2009, Article ID 689450, 6 pages
Research Article

Multifunctional Spirocyclic Systems

1Institute of Physical and Organic Chemistry, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don 344090, Russia
2Physical Engineering Department, Yanka Kupala State University, Grodno, 230023 Belorussia, Belarus
3Physical Department, V. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv 61077, Ukraine
4Southern Scientific Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, Rostov-on-Don 344006, Russia
5Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Science, Chernogolovka 142432, Russia

Received 26 March 2009; Revised 17 August 2009; Accepted 18 October 2009

Academic Editor: Mohamed Sabry Abdel-Mottaleb

Copyright © 2009 Boris Lukyanov et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


New spiropyrans with different substituents in the benzopyran fragment have been synthesized and investigated. It was shown that introduction of aldehyde group in the structure of spiropyrans gives a possibility to obtain new functionalized compounds. Effects of the substituents on the photochromic behavior were studied.