Photochromic protein substrates

Shah Reduwan Billah, Robert Christie, Keith Miles Morgan, Renzo Shamey

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A water-soluble spirooxazine may be successfully applied directly as dye to produce photochromic silk fabric. Molecular modelling, using the CAChe system, provides a good prediction of its photochromic properties. The dyed fabric shows good colour build-up under UV irradiation and reverts slowly to the original colour when the UV source is removed. It is observed that wet fabric shows better photochromic performance than after drying.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235/[535]-239/[539]
Number of pages5
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • Photochromism
  • Spirooxazine
  • Textile dyeing
  • Water-soluble


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