New compounds of the spiro-indoline-oxazine class possessing photochromatic and photosensitizing charecteristics are definable by the general formula (I): ##STR1## where the substituents R, R.sup.1 -R.sup.7 and A are as defined in the description. The process for preparing the compounds (I) is described, as is their use as photochromic agents able to confer photochromatic characteristics on the articles in which they are incorporated, and as photosensitizing agents.
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