The journal of chemical education has many little gems providing inspiration for laboratory experiments. Jonathan Piard reports one based on the reaction below; here I investigate the mechanism of this transformation.
- J. Piard, "Influence of the Solvent on the Thermal Back Reaction of One Spiropyran", Journal of Chemical Education, vol. 91, pp. 2105-2111, 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ed4005003