For fabricating photoresponsive multifunctional materials, we have developed the potassium salt of a new anionic spiropyran, 1′,3′, 3′-trimethyl-6-nitrospiro[2H-1-benzopyran-2,2′-indoline] -5′-sulfonate (1-), with the sulfonate group present on the indoline moiety and whose crystal structure was revealed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. The photochromism of 1·K was demonstrated at room temperature in the KBr-diluted state, as well as in solution. The protonated spiropyran 1H shows negative photochromism.
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